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Frank Hilton Obit

Boyd Franklin Hilton


Boyd Franklin Hilton, 82, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Frank was born April 9, 1938 in Davie County, North Carolina, to the late Roland and Ethel Hilton. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and retired supervisor for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Frank is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jane Hilton; daughters, Valerie Lynn Williams and Kimberly Shay Wilson; stepsons, Christopher John Laney and Walter Loren Laney(Lindsay Deutsch Laney), and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Boyd Kevin Hilton. Special thanks go to Transitions Hospice of Raleigh, Franklin Manor of Youngsville, and Frank’s close aide, Joyce Trowbridge.

A graveside service will be held Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at South Granville Memorial Gardens, Stem, NC. The service will be livestreamed and will be available to view by visiting and selecting obits. The link to view the service will be in the obituary.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Transitions Hospice of Raleigh, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607, and/or First Baptist Church, Butner, 200 W D St, Butner, NC 27509.


  • Velvet Posted September 18, 2020 6:40 pm

    Frank Was a very sweet man, thank you for all that you do for us and Franklin Manor, we will keep you in our prayers

  • Peggy Jackson Posted September 18, 2020 6:56 pm

    Frank was a great guy
    Always enjoyed seeing and talking to him. He will be missed. Prayers with Jane and the family.

  • Kurt and Linda Wargin Posted September 18, 2020 7:27 pm

    Frank was a dear friend to work with at DOT. Jane and Frank made our VIP cruse with them so much fun. We send our love to Jane and the whole family. Kurt and Linda

  • Clementine Pulliam Posted September 18, 2020 8:30 pm

    Frank was a good person and very patient with Xavier . I really appreciated how kind he was . Glad he is at rest and has no discomfort any longer. Sorry for your loss, Jane and know that we love you dearly

  • Joyce Wilson Posted September 18, 2020 8:42 pm

    Janie I am sorry for you Loss

  • Mary Anne Averette Posted September 19, 2020 1:31 am

    Frank was a wonderful man. William and I are praying for peace.

  • JANICE MASSENGILL Posted September 19, 2020 1:07 pm

    Jane I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and family.

  • Mike Corbett Posted September 19, 2020 1:09 pm

    Frank was my best friend. We played a lot of golf over the years and enjoyed many good times. Rest forever in the sweet arms of our Lord my friend.

  • Pat Tinney Posted September 19, 2020 2:33 pm

    I enjoyed Frank. He was smart, responsible, funny, hardworking and a gentleman.
    A true loss.
    Love to Jane and family,
    Cousin Patty

  • Carolyn Wilkins Posted September 19, 2020 2:59 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda Gooch Posted September 19, 2020 8:00 pm

    Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Tami Posted September 19, 2020 11:52 pm

    Frank was such a kind friendly soul and he will be greatly missed. Much thoughts, prayers and love go out to Jane and family.

  • Jessie McLam Posted September 20, 2020 1:35 am

    Jane , so sorry to read of Frank’s death. I didn’t realize you had been married that long. Frank was such a help to me in locating cemeteries for the Genealogy Society Cemetery project some years ago. May God be with you and the family and give you comfort.

  • Paul King Posted September 20, 2020 9:30 pm

    Frank was a great friend, him and Jane were my next door neighbor at there Holden Beach home, always enjoyed sitting and talking when they were down at the beach, and going out to dinner, very good times. Jane I’m so sorry for your lose, miss seeing you guy’s next door.. and with a heavy heart I will miss seeing Frank…..RIP my FRIEND

  • DONNA JACKSON Posted September 22, 2020 2:16 pm

    Sending prayers to the family.

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