Williard ‘Biggie’ Martin Hilliard

Williard 'Biggie' Hilliard

Age 86, Stanley, Va.

Williard Martin “Biggie” Hilliard, 86, of Stanley, died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Whispering Pines.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1934, in Luray and was a son of the late Joseph Hilliard and Mabel Tressie Turner Hilliard.

Williard retired from the County of Page. His passion was Hilliard’s Barber Shop in Stanley; he was the last of five brothers to serve as a barber. He attended the Church of the Valley in Shenandoah.

On Aug. 13, 1958, Williard married Frances Marie Darnell Hilliard, who died on Dec. 11, 2020.

He is survived a daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Price and husband Charles D. “Chad” Price of Shenandoah; a sister, Joyce Ann Comer of Stanley; a brother, William Paul Hilliard of Plymouth, Ind.; and a grandson, Charles H. “Chase” Price of Shenandoah.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Adolph “Dockie,” Emmett “Buddy,” Layton and Lilliard “Little Boy” Hilliard; and a sister, Marie Stoneberger.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Church of the Valley in Shenandoah by the Rev. Alfred C. Comer Jr., Pastor Jim Bebber and Pastor Charles Turner. Burial will be in the Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley.

Due to COVID-19, facial coverings and social distancing restrictions will be followed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad, Stanley, Va. 22851; or to the Church of the Valley, Shenandoah, Va. 22849. Donations in Williard’s memory may also me made to his grandson, Chase, to help benefit his education at Bridgewater College.

Arrangements are being handled by the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.

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