Hugh Edwin Hilliard, Sr. died on August 29, 2007 at his home in Atlanta. He was born on August 18, 1921, in Bowersville, Georgia, the son of Josephine Holbrook and John Fred Hilliard. He graduated from high school in Royston, Georgia and received an associate degree from North Georgia College in 1940. He attended the University of Georgia for one year and was employed by McConnell and Company and the Tri-County Bank in Royston until his induction into the U.S. Army on November 18, 1942. After basic training at an infantry training center, he served as training cadre at Camp Wolters, Texas and Camp Blanding, Florida until his departure for the European Theatre in November of 1944. He was sent to Italy and joined the First Armored Division as a Squad Leader in the 6th Armored Infantry Battalion, where he participated in the Po Valley Campaign and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. After the end of the European Campaign, he was placed on detached service with a unit guarding a large number of German war criminals. Later, he attended Cambridge University for the Michaelmas Term 1945, and faculty members encountered included Earl Bertrand Russell and Professor Joan Robinson. He left Italy on March 25, 1946 and was discharged on April 9th of that year. He joined Delta Air Lines in its accounting department and enrolled in the School of Business Administration at Georgia State University from which he graduated in August 1948 with a B.S.C. degree. He worked with the public accounting firm of Richard-Jackson & Company and was awarded his C.P.A. Certificate on December 1, 1950. He began his career at Emory University on September 1, 1952, and except for a two-year period at the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, spent the rest of his full-time career at Emory. He served in several capacities and was appointed Vice-President for Finance and Treasurer on September 1, 1972. Throughout his career, he was active in professional, religious, and civic organizations. He served as one of the founding members and chairman of the Group on Business Affairs of the American Association of Medical Colleges. He was a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the C&S Emory Bank and the advisory board of the East Metro Division of the C&S National Bank. After his retirement from Emory, he served as adjunet professor of accounting at Georgia State University. In 1947, he married Eugenia (Genie) Pettiss, his devoted wife of 60 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children and their spouses, Jomary Hilliard and Robert C. Bolles of Mountain View, California; Paige Hilliard and James R. Powers of Snellville; Georgia; and Hugh Edwin Jr. and Annette Walser Hilliard of Washington, D.C.; and his seven grandchildren, Christopher Glenn White, Stephen McCoy Bolles, Tyler Hilliard White, Philip Edwin Bolles, John Paul Bolles, Michelle Elizabeth Hilliard, and Monica Paige Hilliard. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 1:30 pm at Holy Trinity Parish, 515 E. Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030, (404)377-2622. Gifts in lieu of flowers may be sent to Holy Trinity Parish or the American Cancer Society, Gwinnett Office, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, Georgia 30097, 770-814-0123. Cremation Society of Georgia, 404-355-7627.