Mrs. Nellie Jane Hilton, age 86, a recent resident of Oak View Nursing Home, Summerville, GA, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in Redmond Regional Medical Center. Until recently, she had lived in Murphy, NC with her daughter.

Mrs. Hilton was born November 6, 1922 in White County, GA, the daughter of the late Robert Ramsey Craig and Fannie Mae Dyer Craig. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hilton was preceded in death by a former husband, L. D. Henderson; and her late husband, John Hilton; one brother, Dillard Craig; three sisters, Mozele Craig, Louise Howell, and Jessie Shirley.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Bill Rogers, Murphy, NC; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Robert and Louise Helton, Summerville, GA, Jerry and Mary Helton, Lyerly, GA; six grandchildren, Troy Rutledge, Randy Warren, Gene Rogers, Steve Helton, Amy Helton McCleskey, and Scott Helton; 9 Great Grandchildren;11 Great Great Grandchildren; two sisters, Lucy Brown and Frances Smith, Summerville, GA; one brother, Watson Craig, Lyerly, GA; and a number of Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Knowles officiating. Burial will follow in Summerville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Troy Rutledge, Randy Warren, Steve Helton, Scott Helton, T. J. Rutledge, and Andrew Wilkinson.

Mrs. Hilton will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00 p. m. on Thursday, April 16, 2009