Thomas Carlyle Hilbourn: Loris

    Thomas Carlyle Hilbourn of Loris passed away Sunday, Feb. 2 at his home following an illness. He was 81.
    Mr. Hilbourn was born in the Oakdale section of Horry County, a son of the late Gero Hilbourn, Sr., and the late Mable Ward Hilbourn.  
    He was predeceased by his wife, Louise H. Hilbourn; and four brothers, Gero Hilbourn, Jr., Gary Hilbourn, Carlyle Hilbourn, and Jimmy Hilbourn.
    Survivors include his eight children, Hilda Smith, Paul Hilbourn, William Hilbourn, Mark Hilbourn and Steve Hilbourn, all of Loris, David Hilbourn of Virginia, Peggy Stone and  Sandy Williams, both of Conway; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Pope and Lila Maxfield, both of Virginia, and Mabeline Porter of Loris.
    Visitation was planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
    Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at Lawndale Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Hardee officiating.  Burial was to follow in the Twin City Memorial Gardens.
    Memorials may be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, c/o Keith Norris, 5162 Doyce Drive, Loris, SC 29569.
    A guestbook is available at here.

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