OBITUARY

Hilda Clifton Stuart

November 25, 1936May 1, 2019
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Hilda Clifton Stuart, 82, daughter of the late Oker and Nellie Johnson Clifton passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Surviving are her daughter, Nell Ann Stuart Surles and her husband James of Wendell; a grandson, Tyler Surles and his wife Spencer Lynne of Zebulon; brother, Glenn Clifton and wife Carol of Benson; sister, Neta Clifton Jones of Clayton; nieces, Regina Alexander, Betty Lee, Ronda Morton and Dana Stancil; nephews, Tommy Jones and Eddie Clifton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Stuart; one sister, Rose Clifton Young; and special friend, Mac Guill. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00am in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service from 10 until 11:00am. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 (www.diabetes.org) or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001(www.alzfdn.org). Online condolences may be made to the Stuart family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton.

  • FAMILY

  • Nell Ann Stuart Surles, Daughter
  • James Surles, Son-in-law
  • Tyler Surles, Grandson
  • Spencer Lynne Surles, Grand Daughter-in-law
  • Neta Clifton Jones, Sister
  • Glenn Clifton, Brother
  • Carol Clifton, Sister-in-law
  • Charles T. Stuart, Husband
  • Rose Clifton Young, Sister
  • Mac Guill, Friend
  • Mrs. Stuart is also survived by her nieces, Regina Alexander, Betty Lee, Ronda Morton and Dana Stancil; nephews, Tommy Jones and Eddie Clifton
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ayden Lee, Active
  • Jason Lee, Active
  • James Surles, Active
  • Tyler Surles, Active
  • Eddie Clifton, Active
  • Dennis Alexander, Active

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Amie Sanford

May 3, 2019

Sending loving thoughts and prayers to Nell Ann, Jimmy, and Tyler as we think of the fond memories with Hilda. Her strength and kindness lives on through all the people she touched. ~Anthony and Amie Sanford

Carlos Olivieri

May 3, 2019

Nell, so sorry for your loss. This poem, these words, helped me through some of life's hardest moments:

Death Is Nothing At All
By Henry Scott-Holland

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Monica Millwood-Saunders

May 3, 2019

The Millwood Family sends all our thoughts and prayers to you all during this time. May God comfort you as only He can through this time.

Ronda Morton

May 2, 2019

Aunt Hilda, I will miss your sweetness and your big hugs!! I will never forget you teaching me the secret to your pickles!! In fact, I was making them when you went to Heaven!! I hope I did you proud!! I love you!!

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