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Hilda Midler Stevens, 87, of Bainbridge, Georgia, died on Monday July 25, 2022.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, presided over by Minister Michael McCrickard. Burial will follow at Oak City Cemetery, with her grandchildren serving as active pallbearers.

The family welcomes friends before the service from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Online visitors can sign up for the guest registry at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations can be made to First Christian Church, Bainbridge Church of Christ, American Heart Association, or Agape Care Group.

Hilda Gray was born on February 6, 1935 in Whigham, Georgia to Paul Augustus and Mattie Hollingsworth Gray. She was a graduate of Mitchell County High School. Hilda has lived most of her life in Southwest Georgia, where most remember her as the face of the bank. Hilda worked at C&S Bank and later retired from Park Avenue Bank. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Hilda was Bainbridge’s 4-1-1. She loved people and enjoyed every minute she did for them. She almost always cooked for the masses, served as President of the Service Club, and was affectionately known as “Rosie” when she was troop leader for the Brownies & Girl Scouts. In one year, Hilda managed to make the uniforms for the BHS Band. “Visiting” was her favorite pastime, although she obviously also enjoyed sewing. She was an avid reader, but only when the weather permitted; otherwise she was in the flower beds. Traveling and dancing with Bobby brought a smile to her face. The joy of her heart was found in her children and grandchildren. Unique. friend for life. love never ends

Survivors include their children, Fran Connell Trulock of Bainbridge, Libby Connell Prince of Athens, Georgia, Keith & Kaye Midler of Jackson, Miss., Paul Midler of Bainbridge, Jan Stevens Thienpont of San Antonio, and Joni & Tom Skaggs of Foley Beach , Ala.; her grandchildren, Heys & Brooke, Blake & Ashley, Alex, Michael & Hillary, Rachel & Bob, Doug & Theres, Heath & Kelly, Jess & Charlanna, and Josh & Wesley; her great-grandchildren Ava, Owen, Ezra, Maggie, Geneieve, Abe, Brock, Lillie, Johnnie, Ann Vivian, Elisabeth, Charlie, and Ridley; and many special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Hilda was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Stevens; her son Michael Earl “Mickey” Connell; and her siblings Christine Harrell, MC Gray and LB Gray.

The Bryant Funeral Home at 105 N. Florida Street is helping the family with the preparations. (229-246-3321)

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