Alvin “Buddy” Hilliard

January 19, 2013 • Obituaries


Alvin “Buddy” Hilliard passed away at his home Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.

Buddy was born May 23, 1924, to Carl and Blanche Hilliard, in Sopher, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Holt Hilliard.
He was owner of Hilliard Trucking until his retirement in 1985. He served in the Army [auth] during World War II. He enjoyed getting together with family and friends and telling old stories.

Buddy is survived by sisters, O’Berlin White, of Clovis, Ludell McCracken, of El Paso, Texas, and Billy Jean Benton and Carlene Hilliard, of Alpine, Texas. He is also survived by his wife Arlene Hilliard, of the family home; and kids, Patricia, of Carlsbad, Carol, of Texas, Fred Smith, of Roswell, and Debbie McBride, of Alabama. Other surviving kids are Billy Hilliard, Sue Crowder, Steve Peterson, Kelly and Kim. He has too many grandkids and great-grandkids to name, of whom the youngest were always his favorite. He also has many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at South Park Cemetery Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. The Rev. Michael Gilchrest officiated.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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