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“Joey” Hileman, 30

NORTH CAROLINA, June 11 – Joseph Wood Hileman, “Joey”, 30 of Asheville, NC, died on Saturday, June 6, 2009.

Joey was born on May 25, 1979 in Richmond. He spent his childhood in Midlothian. During his late teens and early twenties, Joey was an intrepid traveler seeking high adventure following the Grateful Dead and making many friends across the country. After his travels were complete, he returned home to Asheville to work with his Dad at Bob's Plumbing, Inc.

Joey most loved spending time with family, especially the children, as he was a child at heart.

He is survived by a daughter, Lola Isabella Hileman; parents, Terri Hileman Carr and Bob Hileman; stepfather, Dennis Mills; grandmother, Willa Wood; sisters, Missy Bostic (Ryan), Jennifer Hileman, and Katie Carr; brothers, Robby Hileman and Doug Carr; nieces, Willow and Aiyana; nephews, Kassidy, Sunny, Steel and Silas, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends and family will gather for a celebration of Joey's life on Sunday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at Brahma Ridge Event Center in Hominy Valley, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lola Isabella Hileman Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 8901, Asheville, North Carolina 28814.

Joey's kind spirit, tender heart and award winning smile will always be remembered and treasured in our hearts.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

The on-line register is available at;

www.grocefuneralhome.com

Local announcement by Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville.