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Hilton
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May 31, 1929 – December 16, 2018

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Condolence From: John Borden
Condolence: My earliest memories of Uncle Hilton all seem to recall him as bigger than life. Not that he was that big of a man in stature but that he commanded respect from all those in his presence. He wasn’t trained as a leader; he just instinctively learned leadership qualities from those he respected as leaders. My Dad was one of four Borden brothers who gained Uncle Hilton as a brother-in-law in 1948. It didn’t take them long to get to know each other and they became life-long friends and hunting buddies. From about age 12, I got to join in the hunts at Hogue’s Island. The hunts were always fun, but they were always much more fun when Uncle Hilton brought his dogs up from St. Francisville. It was like going from a high school football game to an NFL game. We were “big time” when Uncle Hilton and his hounds joined us.

That was a different place and a different time and a different generation. The kind of men that the Borden boys and Hilton Butler were is now exceedingly rare and our country is the poorer for it. They just don’t make them like that anymore.

I was fortunate to spend a few hours with Uncle Hilton, Aunt Omah, Bubba and Brenda in February of 2017 while on a foray through the South. We talked about many things but ended up talking about the museum at Angola. He urged me to stick around another day and said he and Bubba would show me around the museum. I told him that I didn’t have time to see the museum this trip but that I would make time during my next trip. I will cherish the memories of that visit and I will see the museum when I visit next Spring. While I won’t have Uncle Hilton or Bubba physically with me, I may feel an angel or two sitting on my shoulders.
Thursday December 20, 2018
Condolence From: Elizabeth Simmons
Condolence: He was a wonderful man. Prayers for family
Wednesday December 19, 2018
Condolence From: Tammy and Joe Guillory
Condolence: I miss you already. Thank you for all of the good memories. You were the Patriarch of your family and will be missed by so many. Oh what a reunion it was to see your Bubba and best friend Mr. Bert. May you Rest In Peace and keep watch over all of us especially our babies that you loved so very much. Fly high my sweet friend, until we meet again. I love you PawPaw. 💔
Tuesday December 18, 2018
Condolence From: Floyd Allan Borden
Condolence: Mine and Sandy's Deepest Heartfelt Sympathies go out to Brenda, Susie, Patty and their Families on the Loss of Uncle Hilton. What a GREAT Story Here...To come from a "40-acre and a pair of mules farmer" in West Carroll Parish, to the "top of the pentacle"; as Warden at Angola State Prison. This was a Great Man who Dearly Loved the Lord and His Family...But He and Bubba are Now United...Praise Be to the Lord!
Tuesday December 18, 2018
Condolence From: Annette
Condolence: My deepest sympathy to each of you for your loss. Deep sorrow fills your hearts at this time. May you find comfort and strength in Almighty God. He is the Giver of life. It saddens him when we shed tears of sorrow.  Through his Word he gives us comfort and hope for those who have fallen asleep in death.

John 6:40
John 11:43-44
Psalms 37:29
Tuesday December 18, 2018

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