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Bobby Gene Hilyer SrBOBBY GENE HILYER, SR., age 78 of Thorsby, passed away on June 23, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Birmingham, AL on May 1, 1941; the son of the late Ache Hilyer and the late Magnolia Littlefield Hilyer.

He was a former delivery driver. While out on the road he held the handle of the “Alabama Wild Man.” He enjoyed life in general. He loved being outside and the outdoors in general. He enjoyed watching NASCAR. He loved sports, and was privileged to be able to coach his children in baseball, basketball, and football while they were young.

He is survived by: Wife, Cecilia Hilyer of Thorsby; Son, Don Hilyer of Thorsby; Son, Billy Hilyer of Prattville; 9 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren; and Brother, Ricky Hilyer of Romulus, MI.

He is preceded in death by: Son, Bobby Gene Hilyer, Jr.; Parents, Ache and Magnolia Hilyer; and Brother, Bill Hilyer.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2:00pm from the Chapel of Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton with Rev. Ken Wren and Rev. J. Aaron Ellison officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the Union Grove Community Cemetery in Jemison, AL.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in Bobby’s memory to the Union Grove Baptist Church 11501 County Road 51 Jemison, Alabama 35085.

Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, AL.

STATE CHAPTER

Director: Janette Grantham
Phone:  334-262-7197
E-Mail: jgrantham@vocalonline.org

EAST ALABAMA CHAPTER

President: Dianne Walden
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GULF COAST CHAPTER

President: Tracey Wilson Goens
Phone:  251-533-6832
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ST. CLAIR VOCAL CHAPTER

President: June Hodges
Phone: 205-229-2104
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RIVER REGION CHAPTER

President: Lester Ezekiel
Phone:  334-514-6862
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SHOALS CHAPTER

President: Patsy Michael
Phone:  256-777-0482
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NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA CHAPTER

President: Wilburn Beavers
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Physical Address:
422 South Court St
Montgomery, AL 36104-4102

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Montgomery, AL 36103-4449

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V.O.C.A.L.

Physical Address:
422 South Court St
Montgomery, AL 36104-4102

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4449
Montgomery, AL 36103-4449

Phone:
334-262-7197

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334-834-5645

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Mission Statement

mission statement
VOCAL, Victims of Crime and Leniency, was organized in 1982 to create a more balanced system. Somewhere along the way, victim’s rights across the nation, for all practical purposes were non-existent. The same system that victims expected to protect them was hampered due to the aggressive efforts to ensure the rights of the offenders were protected. Vocal’s goal has been to balance the scales of justice by giving crime victims those same rights rather than eroding the rights of the offender.

V.O.C.A.L. Angel House advocates for victims’ rights and services for victims of violent crime, providing direct services to victims and their families, and providing public education and awareness. Our staff members are available to assist the family and loved ones of a homicide victim. Advocates assist survivors in communicating with Police, Attorney's General office, and Governor's Office and provide emotional and physical support throughout the course of your case. Advocates work closely with the staff in all phases of the Criminal Justice System. There are nearly 45,000 homicides annually in the United States. This effects between 150,000 and 200,000 relatives and other survivors. The trauma and grief experienced by survivors cause emotional scars that last a lifetime. We assist with Death Notification, Media Coverage, Funeral Arrangements, Victim's Compensation, Trial Attendance, Insurance Claims, Crime Scene Clean-up.