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Joseph C. Hilton III

ROCK HILL -- Mr. Joseph Cephus Hilton III, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, with the Rev. Barry Yates officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Westville, S.C., Mr. Hilton was a son of Nell Truesdale Amoruso of Dekalb, S.C., and the late J.C. Hilton Jr. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War and was owner/operator of Hilton's Grocery for 40 years. He was preceded in death by his brother, Grady Hilton of Westville, S.C.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Joseph C. Hilton IV "Joey" of Rock Hill; three daughters, Ann LaCarter of Fort Mill, Pamela Powell of Loris and Kay H. Hough of Rock Hill; his sister, Marguerite Hilton of Dekalb, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Jerry Moss Jr., Joseph C. Hilton V, Jan P. Vescovi, Jared Hilton, Charlie Powell, Trey Hough, Tyler Hough and Taylor LaCarter; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill and other times at the home of his daughter, Ann LaCarter, 108 Fairwind Court, Fort Mill.