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“We are so sorry for your loss my God bless all of you. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Cathy and Terry Theriot - LA

“Dear Gwen, Sylvia, O.J. Rita and Ronnie, I was so sorry to hear of Hillards' passing. I've been in England visiting my daughter Tammie and her...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Brenda Concienne Miller - LA

“Ms. Gwen and family, Deepest sympathy to all of you, Hill was a great man. Anytime I saw him he had a smile on his face even though I knew he...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Matt Barrilleaux - Friend

“So sorry for your lost Gwen. Hill was a great man that gave of himself for alot of people during his time here with us. If you need anything, please...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dale Rogers - Franklin, LA

“Dear Gwen, OJ, Rita and Ronnie, My heart is sad from hearing of Hilliard's passing. I have known him since 1st grand and he was always the sweetest...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Brenda Young - Lafayette, LA

“Gwen, We were so sorry to hear of Hill's passing. I fondly remember him as the crossing guard in Centerville when I was a young girl. Our prayers...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Raye Theriot Dumesnil - LA

“Charlie and I met Hill at Kegler Lanes bowling center many, many years ago. A great person he was. Rest In Peace Hill. We are sadden by his...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Lola and Charlie Bergeron - LA

“Good guy! Always seemed to be happy and on top of the world Rest in Peace now Our thoughts and Prayers are with family and friends at this time!...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Sue Ashley Quinn - TX

“Our heartfelt sympathy and love to Gwen and the entire family...our prayers are with you all...sincerely Ben and Pat Ancona ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: ben and pat ancona - franklin, LA

“How fortunate we all are to have had you in our lives for such a long time. Hill was always a person you could learn from, without him ever saying...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Bergeron - Lafayette, LA

“Uncle Hilliard was a very dear, soft spoken, thoughtful person. He was a loving and caring husband to my Aunt Gwen , always putting her needs ahead...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Alex Nelson - Alexandria,, LA

“I only met Hill a few times, but I do remember a very kind man, may god give to you all, the peace in knowing he is now healed and rejoicing in...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Patty Bergeron - Zimmerman, MN

“Uncle Hill.....It was such a pleasure knowing you. You were always so pleasant to be around, and you always had a smile. I will never forget the...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Trent Bergeron - Zimmerman, MN

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Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 1:00 PM at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin for Hilliard B. Cole, 73, a native of Shadyside and a resident of Franklin, who passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012, at 6:17 PM at Iberia Medical Center. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Deacon Douglas Hebert will officiate the services.

Hill was a 1957 graduate of Centerville High School. He loved sports and was a die-hard LSU fan. He worked at Himel Motor Supply in Franklin as well as for St. Mary Parish. He was a lifetime member of the Franklin Jaycees and Lion's Club. He was a very devoted person in all that he undertook.

Survivors include his wife of 28 and a half years, Gwen Bergeron Cole of Franklin; two brothers, O. J. Cole and his wife Tina of Franklin and Ronnie Cole and his wife Maria of Franklin; two sisters, Sylvia Carter and her husband Johnny of Morgan City and Rita Provost and her husband Ronnie of Lafayette; two brothers-in-law, Earl Nelson and his wife Beverly of Jeanerette and Alvin (Butch) Bergeron and his wife Betty of Franklin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Theresa LeBlanc Cole.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday at Ibert's Mortuary from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Pallbearers will be O. J. Cole, Ronnie Provost, Todd Cole, Alvin (Butch) Bergeron, Earl Nelson, and Eric Nelson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Cole, Chad Provost, Kenny Cole, and Derek Cole.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main St., Franklin, LA, (337)-828-5426.