Cleo Huffman Hildebrand, 94, of 125 Piercy Ave, Morganton, NC died Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Grace Heights following a period of declining health. She was born March 17, 1913 in Burke County, NC, and was the daughter of the late Lewis Huffman and Medie Alice Lail Huffman. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy J. Hildebrand; daughter, Ruth Huffman Snipes; son, Cecil Rogers; granddaughter, Glenda Jo Snipes; brothers, Clifton "Kip" Huffman and Kermit Huffman; sisters, Katy Craig, Marie Reep and Pansy Peyronel. Cleo was a member of The Valdese Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was an avid gardner, and loved reading, cooking and spending time with all the grandchildren.Cleo is survived by daughters, Nelda Lambert and husband Herb, Jane Simmons and husband, Steven, all of Morganton; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Rogers; grandchildren, Rema Lambert, Dedra Pasco, Toby Simmons, Ashley Simmons, Martin Snipes, Leroy Rogers, Judy Smart; ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 16, 2007 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Valdese Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, c/o Chris Tripp, 311 Springwood Dr., NE., Valdese, NC 28690.
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