Published 2:01 pm Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hilda Eloise Bruner McGough, age 86, of Logan, Alabama, departed this life on Sunday, August 22, depending on the sure hope that the Lord’s promises made in scripture are certain.  Hilda was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, “Nana,” “Hilda Mama,” “Aunt Eloise,” cousin, friend, and confidant to so many.  She leaves behind her family who will always love and cherish her.

Hilda was born on March 9, 1935, in Montgomery, Alabama, to Dora Savannah and Marcellous Samuel Bruner.  She went on to live in Wetupmka, Alabama; then returned to Montgomery, Alabama; and ultimately in Logan, Alabama, where she loved welcoming her family and friends every single weekend and holiday for countless years.  She was known by everyone for her unmatchable ability to perfectly cook any dish that was requested, playing her multiple beloved video games, and staying up as late as the last person at the card table that was willing to continue to lose to her at Phase 10.

Hilda was predeceased by her parents; her husband of forty years Willie Hugh McGough; her daughter Rhonda Marchelle Brooks; her sister Irene Bruner St. John; and her brothers Marcellous Samuel Bruner, Jr., and Oddis Timothy Bruner.

Hilda is survived by her brother Randall Burnette (Sandra) and her four children: daughter Deborah Ward (Jim), son Larry Weldon (Connie), daughter Donna Hooper (Johnnie), and daughter Haley Brooks Argyle (Kyle).  She is also survived by her eleven grandchildren: Samantha Woodall Dutson (Rich), Candace Ward Thompson (Phillip), Ashley Weldon Paulk, Daniel Brooks, Tracy Weldon, Matthew Ward, Johnathan Hooper (Alyssa), Lauren Weldon Blankenship (Jeffery), Tabitha Hooper Curry (David), and Jennifer Hooper Grahovac (Jesse); her fourteen great‑grandchildren; and her two great‑great‑grandchildren.  Hilda also leaves behind her dear cousin Rebecca St. John Fleming and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who she welcomed into her heart and home as her own family.

A celebration of life service was followed by her burial at Bethel United Methodist Church

Pallbearers for the service are Daniel Brooks, Matthew Ward, Johnathan Hooper, Kyle Argyle, James Oliver, Melvin Fleming, Aaron Taylor, and Dallas Van Skyver.