Thelma Jean Hilburn Hacker, 84, of Portia, Ark., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at the Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas, Ark. Born Jan. 10, 1927 at Black Rock, Ark., she was the daughter of the late James Homer and Dora Swindle Hilburn and had been a long-time area resident. Mrs. Hacker had been a member of the Church of Christ for 69 years and at the Portia congregation since 1976. She enjoyed music, sewing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by three brothers, Billy Joe Hilburn and James Danny Hilburn of Portia and Jerry Lee Hilburn of Walnut Ridge, Ark.; two sisters, Reva Dean Doyle of Pocahontas, Ark., and Sharon Rose Turner of Imboden, Ark.; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Clay Hilburn.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the Portia Church of Christ with Mr. Robert Davis and Mr. Gerald Fears officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock, Ark., under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Ark.
The family received visitors Thursday, Dec. 15, from noon until time of service at the church.
Pallbearers were Bobby Turner, Jamie White, Kenny Doyle, Tommy Hilburn, Buddy Hilburn, and Jeff Medcalf.