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Ethel McMasters Hilliard

ASHEBORO — Ethel Lee McMasters Hilliard, 85, of Asheboro passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at the Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Ridge Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeff Joyce officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park.

Ethel was born on Aug. 6, 1938, daughter of the late Franklin and Lillian McMasters. 

She was a lifelong resident of Randolph County.

She graduated from Ramseur High School with the class of 1956. She retired from Asheboro City Schools.

Ethel enjoyed going on shopping trips in the mountains with her sister Shirley, her husband Wilbert and her cousin Marion.

In addition to her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul McMasters, Bill McMasters and Charles McMasters.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Louis Hilliard; sister, Shirley Hancock (Wilbert); sister-in-law, Gail McMasters; and many nieces and nephews.

There will not be a visitation held for Mrs. Hilliard.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Condolences may be made online at www.ridgefuneralhome.com.