Nina (Lively) Hilsman

Born: Tue., Apr. 2, 1940
Died: Sat., Aug. 15, 2015


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Mon., Aug. 17, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Mon., Aug. 17, 2015
Location: White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery

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Nina Lively Hilsman

Nina Lively Hilsman of McDonough, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at her residence. She was 75.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 2, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Clinton Paul Lively and Catherine Fain Lively.  She attended school at Rosevelt High School and later married William Malcolm Hilsman On June 22, 1957.  They moved to McDonough where she had lived for the last 45 years.  She spent most of her life as a homemaker who enjoyed doing for her family and friends.  She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed canning. Nina loved her grandchildren and family and will greatly be missed by all who knew and loved her.  She was a member of Morrow United Methodist Church. 

In addition to her husband, William Malcolm “Bill” Hilsman of McDonough, GA, she is survived by a son, Robert Hilsman and daughter-in-law, Cathy Hilsman; daughter Cheryl Bragg; grandson, Robbie Hilsman; three granddaughters, Brynn Hilsman, Ashley Bragg and Andrea Bragg; a sister, Elizabeth “Cricket” Lee; other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Lively and Polly Bowling; and a brother, Billy Lively.  

Graveside Services will be held Monday, August 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, 1020 Main Street W., White Plains, GA 30678 with Dr. Norman Waldrip officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home.    McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Elizabeth Lively Lee (Cricket)
   Posted Sat August 15, 2015
I am so sorry about the passing of my sister, My sympathy goes out to her husband Bill, and all of her family, and friends.I loved her so much, and she will surely be missed.

Kenny and Bonnie Lively
   Posted Sat August 15, 2015
Uncle Bill,and all family, so sorry to hear about the death of Aunt Nina.We loved her, and know how much that she was loved by all of you.We had some fun times with her, and will remember her in that way.We will keep all of you in our prayers.We love all of you.

Kathi Momberg
   Posted Sun August 16, 2015


Deepest sympathies; Chad Dibble and everyone at Streamline Fabrication, LLC.

Catherine Hilsman
   Posted Mon August 17, 2015

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jerry and Marilyn Thomas.

Tony Mullins
   Posted Mon August 17, 2015
Very sorry for your loss, Nina was a wonderful lady and will be missed.
Our prayers are with you!
Tony Rosie Niki and Deven

Lynn Norton
   Posted Tue August 18, 2015
I have know the Hilsmans all my life..They are the finest. Shared time with Bill and Nina before and after they married and when we were both in the Navy in California..Nina was always a kind and sweet lady..May she rest in peace in Gods great heaven, and sympathy to all the family and friends...LN

The Wilds
   Posted Wed August 19, 2015
My husband and I wanted to express our sincere condolences for the loss of your dear Nina. She seemed like a person that loved to love, and enjoyed taking care of her family. I wish I could have tried some of her wonderful cooking. Her generous spirit reminded me of how giving God has been to us. We not only see his generosity in creation and in giving us family but of the promises that he holds out in the Bible. Like the promise of seeing our dead loved ones again as John 5:28, 29 points out.
Please try to take care of yourself during this difficult time and know that you are in our thoughts.
With love,
The Wilds

Norma Upchurch
   Posted Thu August 20, 2015
Bill and Family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers.

Norma & Bob Upchurch

Elton Family
   Posted Mon August 31, 2015

My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of Nina.
May you find comfort in your loving memories and the warmth of family and friends. A scripture that has uplifted me during times such as this is found at Revelation 21:4. There it describes a time when death and pain will be gone forever after God restores his original purpose for the earth. We will even see our loved ones again who we have lost in death (John 5:28 & 29). It is our hope that these words bring you a measure of comfort during this difficult time as well. Once again, please accept our condolences as you deal with your loss.