Pearl Hilman

Published 9:04 am Thursday, June 23, 2016

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10
Pearl Hilman, 84, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from her residence. Pearl was a native of Carter County, born on March 18, 1932 to the late Lionel and Mae Pierce Vandeventer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul Hilman, on February 20, 2005; her brother, Arlan Vandeventer; and her precious grandson, Matthew Russell, on December 13, 2013.
Pearl retired from Levi Strauss and Company as a seamstress and was a homemaker. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was loved and cherished by all that knew her. She was a loyal and faithful servant of the Lord and was a charter member of Wayside Baptist Church of Johnson City. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, ceramics and cake decorating.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Rick Ashworth of Johnson City and Brenda and Donnie Persinger of Elizabethton; her son, Rev. Steve Hilman, of the home; a brother, Floyd Vandeventer and wife Barbara of Elizabethton; and her sister, Edith Williams of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews, along with her special friend, Myrtle Pierce of Elizabethton, also survive.
The family respectfully requests your presence at a funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Mrs. Pearl Hilman to be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with her son, Rev. Steve Hilman, and Rev. Jack Maupin officiating. Music will be provided by her son, Rev. Steve Hilman. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Larry Davis, Brian Grindstaff, Justin Loudermilk, Charles Henson, Allen Moody and Darrell Vandeventer. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Wayside Baptist Church. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mountain States Hospice and her hospice nurse, Greg Matney, for all of their love and concern shown to Pearl throughout her illness. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Hilman family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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