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Rev. Dr. Joseph Hilton, III

Rev. Dr. Joseph Hilton III, 66, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 18, 2007.

He served as the Chief of Chaplain Service at Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The wake will be 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at The House of The Lord, 1650 Diagonal Road, Akron, followed by 1 p.m. funeral services.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted and beloved wife, Dr.  Gloria L. Hilton; his parents, Joe and Hattie Hilton;  brothers,  James (Jannie) Hilton, Bishop John L. (Lady Shirley F.) Hilton, William Hilton, Lawrence Hilton, and Melvin (Cardinal) Hilton; sisters, Jeannette (Wilson) Gamble, and Minister Cynthia (Pastor Charles) Grant.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of the Rev. Hilton, may be made to: Fred Heather Scholarship Fund for United Methodist Chaplains, GBHEM, Nashville, Tenn.; Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP), Cleveland, OH, or Berea Children’s Home and Family Services, Berea, OH.

Contributions and condolences may be sent to The House of the Lord, 1650 Diagonal Road, Akron OH 44320.

Arrangements are being handled by Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, Akron.

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