Hilda Midler Stevens

Published 11:06 am Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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Hilda Midler Stevens, 87, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Monday, July 25, 2022.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Michael McCrickard officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak City Cemetery with her grandchildren serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 2:00-2:45 pm. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, Bainbridge Church of Christ, American Heart Association, or Agape Care Group.

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Hilda Gray was born February 6, 1935, in Whigham, Ga., the daughter of Paul Augustus and Mattie Hollingsworth Gray. She was a graduate of Mitchell County High School. Hilda lived most of her life in Southwest Georgia where most remember her being the face of the bank. Hilda worked at C & S Bank and later retired from Park Avenue Bank. She was a member of First Christian Church.

Hilda was the 4-1-1 of Bainbridge. She loved people and enjoyed every minute of doing for them. She cooked for the masses on most any occasion, served as President of Service Club, and was affectionately known as “Rosie” when she was Troop Leader for the Brownies & Girl Scouts. One year, Hilda managed to make the uniforms for the BHS Band. “Visiting” was her favorite pastime though she obviously enjoyed sewing too. She was an avid reader but only when weather permitted; otherwise, she was in the flower beds. Traveling and dancing with Bobby brought a smile to her face. The joy of her heart was found in her children and grandchildren. One of a kind. Friend for life. Love never ending.

Survivors include her children, Fran Connell Trulock of Bainbridge, Libby Connell Prince of Athens, Ga., Keith & Kaye Midler of Jackson, Miss., Paul Midler of Bainbridge, Jan Stevens Thienpont of San Antonio, and Joni & Tom Skaggs of Foley Beach, Ala.; her grandchildren, Heys & Brooke, Blake & Ashley, Alex, Michael & Hillary, Rachel & Bob, Doug & Theres, Heath & Kelly, Jess & Charlanna, and Josh & Wesley; her great-grandchildren, Ava, Owen, Ezra, Maggie, Geneieve, Abe, Brock, Lillie, Johnnie, Ann Vivian, Elisabeth, Charlie, and Ridley; and many special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Stevens; her son, Michael Earl “Mickey” Connell; and her siblings, Christine Harrell, MC Gray, and LB Gray.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)