November 28, 1943 ~ December 16, 2022

Doris Rosenell Jones Hilliard, 90, of Bear Creek, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Hilliard was born in Columbus County, South Carolina, on November 28, 1932, to William C. and Alma Cartrette Jones. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Harrold Hilliard; son, William H. Hilliard; daughter, Patricia Gaines Wagner; sister, Maybelle Maness; and granddaughter: Tonya Annette Sigmon.

Doris retired after 32 years working as a winder at Hadley Peoples. She was an active member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, where she enjoyed going on church bus trips. She loved her family, flowers, traveling, good food and doing word puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Hilliard Patterson; grandchildren, Jerry Thompson, Heather Culberson (Willie), Brad Gaines (April), Kenny Gaines, Lance Gaines (Tabitha), and Josh Hilliard (Cherie); great-grandchildren, Dustin Sigmon (Tiffany), Wyatt Culberson, Mason Gaines, Mason Diver, and Charlie Gaines, great-great-grandchildren, Sadie Mae Dom and Aries Sigmon.

The family received friends Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home of Carolyn. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Buster Lucas officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Hilliard family.