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A.C. Hilburn, Jr.

April 9, 1929 — June 14, 2019

Andrew Clarence Hilburn, Jr., 90, of Wilson, died Friday, June 14, 2019.  He was born in Wilmington on April 9, 1929, to the late Andrew C. and Gusta Grace Barnhill Hilburn.

A Service of Remembrance will be held Monday, 6:00 PM, Wilson Memorial Service, followed by a time of visiting and sharing.

Surviving is his wife of sixty-nine years, Nora Varnell Hilburn; daughters, Lynn H. McGarrah and husband, Michael, and Susan Jo Hilburn; son, Andrew “Buddy” Hilburn III, and wife, Dale; grandchildren, Andrew “Drew” Hilburn IV, and wife, Sommer, Matthew Hilburn, Sarah “Katie” Hensley, Erick Hilburn, Charles “Sam” Hensley and great-grandchildren, Ava Claire and Alaina Hilburn; his younger sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Schramm and husband, Ken.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian H. Flythe, and brother, Jere Dean Hilburn.

He was a printer and worked in various printing shops and several large newspapers before moving to Wilson in 1959 to establish Wilson Printing Company.  He retired at age sixty-two as new technology in the printing field allowing his son to take over daily operations.  He loved his family and had many diverse interests including playing golf, gardening, traveling, boating, fishing and he often spent time with his family at his Emerald Isle beach home.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

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