Edward “Bugle” Hilton, 73, husband of Effie Rogers Hilton, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning.

Born Dec. 28, 1940, in Manning, he was a son of the late Davis Hilton and Nora Hilton McKinney and stepson of Clinton G. McKinney. He attended Clarendon County public schools.

In his youth, he joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where he sang in the male chorus and served as a trustee. He was a member of Green Hill Masonic Lodge No. 439 and a dedicated member of the Gospel Train.

He was employed with the state Department of Transportation, retiring after 30

Survivors besides his wife of the home include three children he reared as his own, Clifford Joe of Columbia and Carlos Joe and Bonnie Joe, both of Manning; five sisters, the Rev. Etherleen Bethune and Susie (Clyde) Gibson, both of Manning, Binky McKinney of Charlotte, Clara King of Valdosta, Ga., and Marie Hicks of Miami; two brothers, Henry (Teresa) Hilton and William (Lillie Mae) Hilton, both of Manning; several additional sisters and brothers-in-law; and 12 grandchildren.

Masonic rites were held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning.

Celebratory services were held Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 14362 Raccoon Road in Manning, with the Rev. Jonathan Mouzon, pastor, officiating, the Rev. Eloise Pompey presiding, and the Revs. Johnathan Anderson, O’Donald Dingle and Major Lloyd assisting. Burial followed in the Society Hill AME Church cemetery.

The family received friends at the home, 908 Branchview Drive in Manning.

These services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


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