Wayne Hiller PDF Print E-mail

George Wayne Hiller, 63, of Newberry, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at home with family and friends at his bedside.

Born on September 23, 1948, in Newberry, he was a son of the late George and Josie Derrick Hiller. Mr. Hiller served in the United States Army for four years during which he served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway System and was a member of Wightman United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bennie Sue Turner Hiller; a brother, Von Oliver Hiller of Prosperity; nieces, Billie Jo Hiller Rawlings, Randi Chavis and Brandie Hiller Greenwood and nephews, Micah Turner, Johnny Willis, Billy Willis and Jeremy Hiller. Mr. Hiller was predeceased by a brother, Billy Hiller

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, April 20, 2012, at Wightman United Methodist Church by the Rev. Michael Turner. Burial with military honors will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00- 7:30 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the WARM Project at Wightman United Methodist Church, PO Box 376, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Bryant, Billy Cromer, Rick Long, Billy Willis, Red McDonald, Mark Bowers, Randy Suber, Bruce Reuter, Jimmy Rawlings and Marian Reuter.

The family would like to thank Tri County Hospice for their loving care these past few months.

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#43 Connie A. Rayfield 2012-04-25 11:49
Sue, So so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing.You are my prayers .Hold on to the memories, and how he always had somebody laughing. In friendship,Conn ie A. Rayfield
#42 Toni Warren 2012-04-23 14:23
Bennie Sue, I am very sorry to hear about Wayne. Please let me know if you need anything. I am here for you. I am praying for you.
Love, Toni
#41 Henry Franklin 2012-04-22 09:32
Sue, I was so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I will certainly be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days ahead. May God bless and comfort you.
#40 Barry McGinnis 2012-04-20 11:43
I am sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I will always remember his friendly welcome when we moved into the Oakland neighborhood. Our prayers are with you.

Rest in Peace,my friend
#39 Steve and Lynn Koon 2012-04-20 08:09
Sue, You are in our prayers and thoughts. Wayne was a good friend and so much fun to be around in school. He will be one of God's special angels and always there to watch over you now! Feel special and know you are always loved.
#38 Danny Hiller 2012-04-20 07:56
Sue, we are so sorry to hear the news about Wayne. I have lost another great cousin. We will always remember out visit to Newberry last year when we sat down and talked of old times. I know he will be missed. Danny and Becky Hiller
#37 Sylvia&Joe Moore 2012-04-19 17:23
Bennie Sue We are so sorry for your loss.You are in our thoughts and prayers.May God carry you and your family.God Bless.
#36 Chris Metts / Family 2012-04-19 14:30
I am sure he is fishing a lake somewhere in heaven.
Very sorry to hear of Waynes death, great man.

Peace be with you ..
#35 Anita Fulmer 2012-04-19 09:35
Sorry to hear of his passing. He could always make you smile. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
#34 Lisa K. Lever 2012-04-19 08:13
We are so sorry for Wayne's passing. Know that he is in a better place and he is no longer sick. May God provide you with the strength you will need for the days and nights ahead. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I think I can truely say, Now Heaven will never be the same!!! He had a lot of people ahead of him, and he has received a wonderful welcome from those before him!!!
Love, The Killian Family
#33 Bob and Debra Beard 2012-04-19 08:07
We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Wayne. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. May your memories give you strength. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob, Debra (Killian), and Logan
#32 Francelle Kibler 2012-04-18 22:19
Bennie Sue and family, We were so sad to hear about Wayne. He was always a genuine person with a smile on his face. Let us know if there is anything we can do. May God bless you and yours. Nancy Vaughn and Francelle Kibler
#31 peggy bowers 2012-04-18 21:48
Sue, Von, and Family,
My husband has always told vivid stories of pasture ballgames with Billy, Von, and Big Al. What great times they all shared. We extend our sympathy to you. We feel very fortunate to have been able to call Wayne a friend. Our sympathy, Monte & Peggy Bowers
#30 Dawn Cousins Daniels 2012-04-18 21:10
Bennie Sue, Von and BJ, we were so sorry to learn of Wayne's passing. May knowing that He is no longer in pain and suffering help you find peace. I know how special Wayne was to each of you. He was a gentle Giant. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dawn and Henry Daniels....Amy and Jessi Russ
#29 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2012-04-18 19:32
Von, you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers! With deepest sympathy,
Dan & Robbie Koon DeFreese
#28 Judy Wicker 2012-04-18 19:19
Sue, Larry and I are very sorry for your loss. We are praying for GOD to give you the strength and peace to carry on. Know that Wayne is in a place where he is no longer suffering. God bless you. Larry, Judy, Gary, Kristen, Zach and Rhanyn
#27 Vicki Johnson Lindse 2012-04-18 17:52
Bennie Sue..I am so sad for your loss. I hope your memories and faith will help you through this sad time and know you are loved and thought about more than you know. Vicki
#26 David Wayne Hyler 2012-04-18 17:21
To the Hiller family: Wayne was one of my best friends and a great man. We will all miss him very much, but we will have nothing but fond memories of the times we shared together. God Bless!
#25 Polly W. Turner 2012-04-18 17:09
Bennie Sue and Family , I am so sorry to hear of your loss . Cherish the memories you have of Wayne . Bennie Sue my heart goes out to you and if there is anything I can do , please let me know . Take comfort in knowing Wayne is in a much better place and he's not suffering anymore . You are in my thoughts and in my prayers .
#24 Alice Moore 2012-04-18 15:23
Sue, may your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Wayne comfort you and your family, today and always. He will be missed by many. With deepest sympathy....
Alice Moore
#23 Tammy & Linda Rowe 2012-04-18 14:10
Bennie Sue and family,

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

Our Deepest Sympathy
#22 Edith Kinard 2012-04-18 12:51
Dear Sue, Praying for you that God will give you strength and peace. Love you
#21 pat mccullough 2012-04-18 12:44
i was so sorry to read about Wayne he was a nice person, you and your family are in my prayers.
#20 Paul Hutchinson 2012-04-18 12:42
I have known Wayne for many years and i am very sad to hear of his passing.May GOD BLESS AND COMFORT YOU ALL.
#19 Cathy and Frankie Sh 2012-04-18 12:34
We have many wonderful memories spending time with the Hiller Family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God's grace give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
#18 donna jacobs 2012-04-18 12:25
Bennie Sue, Von and famlies: We are shocked and saddened to learn of Wayne's passing. May God comfort you in this difficult time. Donna & Eugene Jacobs
#17 Linda Richardson 2012-04-18 11:48
SUE, Von AND family so sorry for ur loss but the good news is when I visited wayne he was so excited when he told me as I walk in the door that he now is a change man "He said Linda I have accepted Jesus everything is going to be ok" Sorry for ur loss and will keep you all in my prayers. He will be missed. The sweathogs and sweatettes were a real team. Thats when solfball was the best.
#16 Kathy Peel 2012-04-18 11:39
So Sorry for your loss. I remember Wayne as "Big Owl". Enjoyed him umpiring softball at Jolley Street. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you.
#15 Rose & Chuck Meadows 2012-04-18 11:23
Sue, so sorry to hear about Wayne. Our family have been friends with the family for a long time. He was so full of picking and joking and just having a good time.May God be with you in the days to follow. Rose and Chuck
#14 Pat & Lee Turner 2012-04-18 11:13
Our sympathy is extended to you in the loss of Wayne. Praying for you all.
#13 Misty West 2012-04-18 10:52
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Hiller. It was a wonderful treat to get to know him during our renovations at Oakland. His support and enthusiasm was always very appreciated. We will miss him watching over the project and its young residents. Thanks so much Mr Hiller for all you did. We will miss you.
#12 Wise Family 2012-04-18 10:38
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Wayne. Wayne was a wonderful friend and he will be dearly missed. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Jamie, Lynda and Alex Wise
#11 Carolyn Wicker 2012-04-18 10:26
Sue I am sorry to hear about Wayne! My thoughts and prayers are with you!If it is anything I can do to help you please let me know.
#10 Shelby Felker 2012-04-18 08:45
My dear Sue, I am sending my prayers for strength. If I can do anything, please let me know. I am so sorry. God bless you my friend.
#9 Andrea & Josh Long 2012-04-18 07:38
So sorry to hear of Mr. Wayne's passing...I am going to miss seeing him walking everyday! May God grant you the strength you need and may he wrap his arms around you during this difficult time.
#8 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-04-18 06:50
I am deeply saddened on the passing of Wayne. I have known Wayne all my life and he was always a very good friend to me and my family. I mourn the loss of a friend and a person that was truly interested in his community. My favorite memories were when we played on the same softball team for years. What an experience. Sweathogs forever!
#7 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2012-04-18 05:01
What shock to hear of Wayne's death, from our family to yours our sympathy.

Gaynell, Patricia, Ronnie & Susie Amick
and Forrest and Lisa Mowbray
#6 Debra and Jimmy Monts 2012-04-17 19:03
Sue, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. I know that Josie, Billy and him are having a great reunion. I loves hearing him laugh and holler "BRAW". If you need anything please call. I still love to sit on a porch and swing. Love you BRAW and Jimmy.
#5 Pam Dehart 2012-04-17 18:35
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Wayne many many years and he was a good and kind man. Rest in peace dear friend.
#4 LYDIA MERCHANT 2012-04-17 18:15
Bennie Sue & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Wayne was a dear friend & like a brother to me. You are in our thoughts & prayers. With deepest sympathy, David & Lydia Merchant
#3 Barbara Livingston 2012-04-17 18:00
Sue, Jimmy and I are so sorry for your loss, may God hold you and Wayne in his loving arms forever. May God Bless and keep you there.
#2 Lucy Tuirner 2012-04-17 17:19
Bennie Sue, I am so sorry for your loss...I am praying for God to give you the strength you need at this time....Love and prayers coming your way.
#1 Marcelle B. Ackerman 2012-04-17 17:05
Sue, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest sympathy. God Bless!