Ralph Elmer Hillis, 88, a McMinnville resident and Van Buren County native, was born Oct. 16, 1928 and died Feb. 6 at his residence.He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, owner of H&H Nursery, member of Eastside Baptist Church and son of the late Russ and Jessie Maude Teeters Hillis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Steve Hillis; and two brothers, L.C. and Otto Hillis.Mr. Hillis is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie Robb and James Higgins of Marietta, Ga., and Sherry and Paul Walker of McMinnville; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in High’s Chapel with Jim Hunt to officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.