Eloise "Butch" (Hallmark) Files

June 28, 1929 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 91)

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Eloise “Butch” Files, born June 28, 1929, in Brundidge, AL, passed peacefully away on January 4th, at home surrounded by her most faithful and loving family members.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Cliff Files; her beloved children, sons, Degan Wilder (Christie), Stan Wilder, Shawn Wilder, and daughter, Miaschele Williams (Chad); two brothers, David Hallmark and Richard Hallmark; five grandchildren, Doc Wilder (Heather), Ali Hamilton (Brandon), Brandon Thompson, Gillian Wilder, and Grayce Wilder; four great-grandchildren, Austin Wilder (Emmy), Amidy Wilder, Anders Wilder, and Bode Hamilton; and one great-great-grandchild, Angelynn Wilder. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, D. L. Hallmark and Mayola Banberg Hallmark, and two sisters Betty Marler and Jerry Ruth Hallmark. 

Her family was the center of her world, as she was the center of ours. She had a love for life and loved any adventure that came her way. She loved babies more than most people could understand. She worked in the nursery at Central Baptist Church for over 50 years. She was an avid gardener, and never met a flower she didn’t love or want to plant.  She had a lust for learning anything, and proved it, taking up sailing when she was 50.  She loved the coast, and took every opportunity to take off for a beach trip at a minute's notice.  Her love for life was contagious and if you were her friend, you were her friend for life.  She will be greatly missed.

We thank from the bottom of our hearts her special caregivers over the last several years, Joyce Williams and Cathy Peterson. They were so instrumental in her being able to stay at home until the minute she passed away.

We would also like to thank Hospice of the Valley for their amazing care and concern. The love and support of our friends have been priceless.

In lieu of flowers, please support Hospice of the Valley (P. O. Box 2745, Decatur, AL 35602), The Alzheimer’s/Pick's Disease Association (, or Central Baptist Church Senior Ministry (2801 Hwy. 31, S, Decatur, AL 35603) through memorial donations.

A graveside service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery on Friday, January 8, 2021, 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Blass officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing.  Guestbook available at

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Graveside Service
January 8, 2021

2:00 PM
Roselawn Cemetery, Decatur, AL
709 Memorial Drive, S.W.
Decatur, Alabama 35601

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