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James Hylton

James Frank Hylton

Sunday, August 24th, 1941 - Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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James Frank Hylton, 78, of Marshall, passed away July 8, 2020. He was the son of the late Cornel and Cellia Burrell Hylton. Mr. Hylton was a United States Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma (Hamlin) Hylton; sisters, Ellie Brown, Maude Woody, Ruby Roberts and Annie Metcalf.

He is survived by daughters, Roxanne English (Eldridge) and Janie Silvers (Keith); sisters, Viola Rice (Carmen), Berla Cox (Gary) and Ruth Edwards; brother, CB Hylton; grandchildren, Clint English (Heather), Brooke English, Brandon Silvers (Taru), Thomas Silvers (Ashley) and Leah Silvers; great grandchildren, Kason Silvers and Parker Braxton; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Judy Crowder.

A funeral service will be held 12:00pm Friday, July 10, 2020 at Laurelton Chapel. Revs. Cline Junior Hensley and Gordon Peek will officiate. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 10th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday, July 10th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Laurelton Chapel Baptist Church
    Foster Creek Road
    MARSHALL, NC 28753
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  • Service

    Friday, July 10th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, July 10th, 2020 12:00pm
    Laurelton Chapel Baptist Church
    Foster Creek Road
    MARSHALL, NC 28753
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Cline Junior Hensley
    Rev. Gordon Peek
  • Interment

    Laurelton Chapel Church Cemetery
    Foster Creek Rd.
    MARS HILL, NC 28754
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Sara Twaddle, Ralph Gagne

Posted at 01:59pm
Janie, a beautiful and loving tribute service today for your Dad. He was the welcome wagon for us to the holler and our brief 5 years of knowing him were filled with his humor dry wit. We shall miss his smile. Sara & Ralph

Carolyn Metcalf

Posted at 12:00pm
To the entire Hylton family,
Our families have been the closest of friends for many, many years. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of James. May God bless you.

Carolyn Rice Metcalf

Melisa Porché

Posted at 10:28am
Roxanne and Janie my heart hurts for you ..Lots of love and prayers .May God wrap you in his arms and give you comfort .
Many fond memories of James and the Hylton family . As a younger child I was at their house ALOT ... James was a second dad during that time of my life. Honor to have know him

Pam Cutshaw-Moffitt

Posted at 01:39am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Melissa Fox

Posted at 10:21pm
Dear Family, we are so sorry to hear of James passing. May God give you peace and comfort during your time of grief. Charles & Melissa Fox

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