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Mrs. Yvonne Hilyer, a resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 84.  She was born in Tallassee, Alabama, January 12, 1938, to Mr. Hollis Woodrow and Mrs. Mary Gladys Buce.

Mrs. Hilyer is survived by her daughters, Cindy Johnson and Tina Graham; sons, Craig Hilyer (Melanie) and Mike Hilyer (Sheila); grandchildren, Dana Haynes, Jr. (Beth), Dustin Haynes (Stacy), Troy Hilyer (Morgan), Trent Hilyer, Bret Hilyer, Crystal and Chris, Cole Hilyer (Taylor), McKenzie (Slade), Kelly Sanders, Kaleb Graham and Stephanie Martin (Jason); fourteen great grandchildren; brother, Doug Buce (Sheila); sister, Jeannie Colley and lifelong special friend, Mary Vann Robertson; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Yvonne is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Mr. Charles W. Hilyer, Sr. (who she met many years ago at “Tubby’s” in Tallassee.)  She is also preceded in death by her parents, Hollis and Gladys Buce; brother, Rodney Buce; son, Wess Hilyer (Linda); grandchildren, Kristen Sanders and C.W. Hilyer and son-in-law, Rodney Johnson.

Mrs. Hilyer was in company with her husband, Charles, in the establishment of Hilyer Auto Parts in 1962.  She enjoyed time at the lake (especially fishing) and gardening.  Many people knew Yvonne as an established artist and as a person who thoroughly enjoyed Auburn Football.  However, most of all, she loved and embraced her precious grandchildren.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Mrs. Yvonne’s sitters, Jennifer Colley, Lisa Mullins, Carolyn King and Ann Gauntt.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 12:00PM until service time at 1:00PM at Jeffcoat Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to Mt. Olive Community Church, 492 Kent Road, Tallassee, Alabama, 36078.

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