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Tilden D. "Tilt" Hillis

Tilden D. "Tilt" Hillis

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Born: 7 Sep 1877

Died: 16 Aug 1950



Ebb Hillis
f: Roswell Hillis
m: Elizabeth Gussom

Sarah O'Neal



General Sources

  1. Tennessee Library Records
    Magness Library, McMinnville, TN - Pedigree chart - McGee folder - Evelyn Faye Panter

    Wes Dodson Papers:
      Self-Inflicted Gun Wounds Fatal to Farmer
      Tilden D. Hills, well known 7th district farmer, died instantly as a result
    of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. He was 72 years
    of age and had been in feeble health for several months.
      Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Crain Hill
    Church of Christ. John W. High officiated and burial was in the Crain Hill cemetery.

    Native of Van Buren county, Mr. Hillis was born September 7, 1877. He was a
    son of Ebb Hillis and Sarah O'Neal Hillis and was married to Miss Fannie Grove who
    preceded him in death several years ago.

    The deceased had been a resident of Warren county for a number of years and was
    a member of the Church of Christ.

    He is survived by five sons, Zera Hillis, Andy Hillis, Overton Hillis and Arlin
    Hillis, all of McMinnville, and Agger Hillis, Chattanooga; one daughter, Mrs. Thurman
    McGee, McMinnville; two brothers, Houston Hillis and Dalton Hillis, and five sisters,
    Mrs. Alice Mayfield, and Mrs. Perry Hillis, McMinnville, Mrs. Annie Boulden, Viola, Mrs. Daisy Duyese, Hazel Green, Ala., and Mrs. Bill Thomison, Rocky River.

    Arrangements were by High FUneral Home.
  2. David A. Hennessee


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