Lizzie McKee Hill Family

Descendants of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Matilda McKee

Generation No. 1

        1.  Elizabeth (Lizzie) Matilda3 McKee  (Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born July 16, 1885 in Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina, and died April 23, 1966 in Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina.  She married Nathaniel H. Hill Abt. 1904 in Laurens County, South Carolina, son of Charles Hill and Annie Curry.  He was born September 05, 1884 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died January 29, 1934 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Elizabeth (Lizzie) Matilda McKee:

MRS. NATHANIEL HILL-GREENVILLE NEWS

GRAY COURT-MRS. ELIZABETH [LIZZIE] HILL, 80, WIDOW OF NATHANIEL HILL. DIED AT 8:50 PM SATURDAY NIGHT AT A LAURENS HOSPITAL AFTER A WEEK OF ILLNESS.

SURVIVING ARE A DAUGHTER, MRS. JOE C. HUGHES OF RT. 1, LAURENS; FOUR SONS, ALLEN, RAYMOND, AND EDWIN HILL OF RT. 2, GRAY COURT, AND WILLIE B. HILL OF RT. 1, LAURENS; A BROTHER, JODIE MCKEE OF RT. 1, LAURENS; TWO SISTERS, MRS. MINNIE PATTON OF GREENVILLE AND MRS. ANDRELLA THOMAS OF DANVILLE, VA.; SEVEN GRANDHCILDREN AND SIX GREAT-GRANDHCILDREN.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY CANNON FUNERAL HOME OF FOUNTAIN INN.

Mrs. Hill-Laurens Advertiser

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth [Lizzie] McKee Hill, 80, of Gray Court, who died Saturday, were conducted Monday at the Second Baptist Church, Laurens by Rev. Grange S. Cothran, Rev. B. F. Franklin and Rev. Alvin Boone. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Wattsville.

Native of Laurens County, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Puckett McKee, she lived with a son, Allen Hill near Gray Court for seven years. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Laurens.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe C. Hughes of Rt. 1., Laurens; four sons, Allen, Raymond, and Edwin Hill of Rt. 2, Gray Court, and Willie B. Hill of Rt. 1, Laurens; a brother, Jodie McKee of Rt.1, Laurens; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Patton of Greenville and Mrs. Andrella Thomas of DAnville, Va.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Notes for Nathaniel H. Hill:

Laurens Advertiser–Februrary 8, 1934—–Funeral Services for Nathan Hill

Watts Mill, Feb. 6—Funeral services for Nathan H. Hill, 49,  near Gray Court, who was killed early last Monday morning when the car in which he was riding with Eldridge Kennedy, who was also killed, and John Poole who was injured, plunged into an 8 foot gully on the Gray Court-Ora Highway, near Martin’s Cross Roads were held from the Lucas Avenue Baptist Church at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.  The services were conducted by the Reverend O. A. Jeffcoat of Gray Court, and the Reverend Guy Martin of Watts Mills. Interment was made in the family plot in the Watts Mills Cemetery.

Mr. Hill was for years a member of Friendship Bapitst Church.  He was a devoted husband and father and he leaves a wide circle of firends to mourn his death.  The many beautiful floral offerings bore evidence of the esteem in which he was held.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lizzie McKee Hill, five sons, Archie Hill or Pelzer, Allen, Willie B., Edwards, and Raymond Hill of Gray Court; one daughter, Mrs. Joe C. Hughes of Watts Mills; six sisters, Mrs. William Penland of Greenville; Mrs. Cora Barksdale of Sumter, Mrs. Lula Stroud, Mrs. Dora O’Shields, Mrs. Essie Sims of Spartanburg and Mrs. E. N. Tinsley of Clinton; three brothers, Lan Hill of Gray Court and Sam and Dock Hill of Spartanburg.

Children of Elizabeth McKee and Nathaniel Hill are:

+      2                 i.    Archie Landrum4 Hill, born September 09, 1905 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died October 17, 1955 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

+      3                ii.    Liddie “Lillie” Mae Hill, born February 22, 1907 in Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina; died April 05, 1991 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

4               iii.    James Douglas William Hill, born June 16, 1911 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died January 06, 1912 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

More About James Douglas William Hill:

Burial: January 1912, Rosehill Cemetery, Laurens County, South Carolina

+      5               iv.    Allen Cecil Hill, born December 21, 1913 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died May 08, 1986 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

+      6                v.    Raymond Cortez Hill, born November 21, 1917 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died January 13, 1971 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

7               vi.    William “Willie” Bill Hill, born August 08, 1922 in Enoree, Laurens County, South Carolina; died February 26, 2003 in Leicester, Asheville, North Carolina.  He married (1) Mary Agnes Rebecca Patton; born March 05, 1918 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died October 05, 1965 in Wichita, Kansas.  He married (2) Lena Laws; born February 17, 1915 in Mitchell County, North Carolina; died February 19, 2003 in Leicester, Asheville, North Carolina.  He married (3) Grace Addie Mae Patterson December 21, 1946 in Laurens County, South Carolina by Warrington Preston; born Abt. 1925 in Cross Anchor, Laruens County, South Carolina.

Notes for William “Willie” Bill Hill:

Leicester, N.C. – Willie “Bill” Hill, 80, of 56 Hayes Cove Road, died Wednesday February 26, 2003 in an Asheville Health Care Center following a period of declining health.

A native of Laurens County, SC. He had resided in Buncombe County since 1970. Mr. Hill was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Leicester and a W.W.II Army Veteran.

He was a son of the late Nathaniel and Lizzie McKee Hill and was the husband of the late Mary Agnes Hill and the late Lena Clark Hill.

Surviving are his step-daughters, Wanda Haynes and Elaine Couch both of Leicester, Jean McCoy of Candler and Kay Rogers of Asheville; step-son, W.B. Clark of Leicester; step daughter in law, Mary Nell Clark and brother, Edwin Hill of Gray Court, SC.

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, SC with the Rev. John T. Lee officiating.

Anders-Rice Funeral Home, Asheville is in charge of arrangements.

Notes for Mary Agnes Rebecca Patton:

Obituary   Mrs. Mary Agnes Patton Hill, 47 of Wichita, Kan. Formerly of Greenville, died at her home Tuesday after a sudden heart attack. She was the wife of W. B. Hill. Born in Laurens, March 5, 1918 she was a daughter of Mrs. Minnie Lee McKee Patton and the late Robert Lee Patton. Most of her life was spent in Greenville. She lived in the Monaghan community 17 years and moved to Wichita four years ago. she was a practical nurse.  (Survivors) The body is at the Thomas McAffe Funeral Home this afternoon. The family is at the home of a sister, Mrs. Ausburn, 8 Aiken Circle, Berea.

Agnes’s body was brought back by train.

W. B. was not the nicest person. He had an autopsy performed to prove that he did not do anything to Agnes.

Mama  (Sandra) remembers Agnes as being strict

Leicester – Lena Clark Hill

Leicester – Lena Clark Hill, 88, of 56 Hayes Cove Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center following a brief illness.

Anders-Rice Funeral Home, Asheville, will announce the arrangements.

Lena Hill

Leicester – Lena Clark Hill

Leicester – Lena Clark Hill, 88, of 56 Hayes Cove Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center following a brief illness.

A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Hill resided in Buncombe County since 1942. She was formerly employed with Kellwood and was a memberof Zion Hill Baptist Church, where was a member of the adult Bible class. She was the daughter of the late Moses P. and Cleo Patra Adkins Laws. Also preceding her in death was her first husband, David Clark, and her son, Wayne Clark.

She is survived by her husband, Willie “Bill” Hill of the home; daughters, Wanda Hayes and Elaine Couch, both of Leicester, Jean McCoy of Candler and Kay Rogers of Asheville; son, W.B. Clark of Leicester; daughter-in-law, Mary Nell Clark of Candler ;half-brothers, Robert Laws and Mose Laws, both of Hickory, and Milton Laws of Bakersville; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Scroggs officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and at other times the family will be at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. To sign Mrs. Hill’s guest book online, please go to the “Funeral Schedule” at www.andersrice.com.

Lena Clark Hill

LEICESTER – LEICESTER – The graveside services for Lena Clark Hill, 88, of 56 Hayes Cove Road, who died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, will be held at noon Tuesday at Zion Hill Baptist Church cemetery. Anders-Rice Funeral Home, Asheville, is in charge of the arrangemen

+      8              vii.    Edwin Nathaniel Hill, born February 16, 1924 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died February 21, 2011 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Generation No. 2

        2.  Archie Landrum4 Hill (Elizabeth (Lizzie) Matilda3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born September 09, 1905 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died October 17, 1955 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married Ida Dee Garrett November 11, 1924 in Laurens County, South Carolina, daughter of Noah Garrett and Sally Culbertson.  She was born November 20, 1903 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died March 20, 1972 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Archie Landrum Hill:

Archie L. Hill of Wattsville Passes                    Laurens Newspaper

Archie Landrum Hill, 50, of Wattsville died early Monday morning at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood following an illness of two years.

Mr. Hill was a son of Mrs. Lizzie McKee Hill and the late Nathan Hill.  He was a textile worker and was a member of Lucas Ave. Baptist Church.

Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Mrs. Ida Dee Hill, one son, Archie L. Hill, Jr.; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Sexton of Greenwood; four brothers, Allen and Raymond Hill of Gray Court and Willie B. and Edwin Hill of Laurens; one sister, Mrs. Joe C. Hughes of Laurens and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Lucas Avenue Baptist Church by the Rev. W. W. McNeil, the Rev. Hoyt Alexander and the Rev. Grange S. Cothran.  Burial was in Warrior Creek cemetery.

 

Archie L. Hill of Wattsville Passes                    Greenwood Newspaper

Archie Landrum Hill, 50, of Wattsville died early Monday morning at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood following an illness of two years.

A native of Laurens, Mr. Hill was a son of Mrs. Lizzie McKee Hill and the late Nathan Hill.  He was a textile worker and was a member of Lucas Ave. Baptist Church.

Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Mrs. Ida Dee Hill, one son, Archie L. Hill, Jr.; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Sexton of Greenwood; four brothers, Allen and Raymond Hill of Gray Court and Willie B. and Edwin Hill of Laurens; one sister, Mrs. Joe C. Hughes of Laurens and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Lucas Avenue Baptist Church by the Rev. W. W. McNeil, the Rev. Hoyt Alexander and the Rev. Grange S. Cothran.  Burial was in Warrior Creek cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Riddle, Fred Burns, James Bright, Earl Garrett, Carl Garrett Jr, and Charles Gregory Jr.

Honorary escort will be the Men’s Bible Classes of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church and Harris Baptist Church of Greenwood.

The body is at the home 2 Simmons St. and will be placed in the church at 1pm Tuesday.

He remembered that Archie Jr. had a daughter that died at about age 5 though.

 

Notes for Ida Dee Garrett:

Laurens Herald                    Obituary

Mrs. Ida D. Garrett Hill of 2 Simmons St., widow of Archie Landrum Hill Sr., died Monday.

Born in Laurens County, daughter of the late Drayton and Olive Culbertson Garrett, she was a member of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Archie L. Hill, Jr of Laurens; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Sexton of Anderson; three borthers, Carl Garrett, Ezel Garrett and Clarence Garrett of Laurens; a sister, Miss Harlow Garrett of Laurens and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday at 11 am at the Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, with burial at Warrior Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Archie Hill, Sr                              Greenville News

Laurens—Mrs. Ida D. Garrett Hill of 2 Simmons St., widow of Archie Landrum Hill Sr died Monday.

Born in Laurens County, daughter of the late Drayton and Olive Culbertson Garrett, she was a member of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Archie L. Hill, Jr. of Laurens; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Sexton of Andreson, three brothers, Carl Garrett, Ezell Garrett, and Clarence Garrett of Laurens and a sister, Miss Harlow Garrett of Laurens and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11am at the Lucas Avenue Baptist Church with burial in the Warrior Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The body will be at Kennedy Morturary where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday and will be placed in the church at 10am Wednesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida D. Garrett Hill of 2 Simmons St., who died Monday, widow of Archie Landrum Hill Sr will be Wednesday at 11am at Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, with burial in Warrior Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The body is at the Kennedy Mortuary and will be placed in the church at 10am Wednesday.

3.  Liddie “Lillie” Mae4 Hill (Elizabeth (Lizzie) Matilda3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born February 22, 1907 in Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina, and died April 05, 1991 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She married Joseph Chestley Hughes November 02, 1924 in Laurens County, South Carolina, son of Fred Hughes and Ethel Owens.  He was born April 05, 1905 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died September 09, 1969 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Liddie “Lillie” Mae Hill:

Laurens Advertiser                              Obituary

Lillie Mae Hill Hughes, 84, of Route 5, Smith Road, Laurens, widow of Joe C. Hughes, died Friday in Laurens County Hospital.  A native of Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Lizzie McKee Hill.  She was retired froom the J. P. Stevens Company, Watts Plant, a member of the Laurens Second Baptist church, the Golden Circle Sunday School Class, the Order of the Amaranth and the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James [Elizabeth] bright of Laurens; two brothers, Edwin Hill of Gray Court, and Willie B. Hill of Asheville, Nc; and a granddaughter , Cindy Bright of Irmo, SC.

Services were conducted Sunday at the Second Baptist Church with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to the Laurens Second Baptist Church, Fleming Street, Laurens 29360–The Kennedy Mortuary.

 

Notes for Joseph Chestley Hughes:

Laurens Advertiser                              Obituary

Joseph Chestley Hughes, 64, of Route One, Laurens, died in Laurens District Hospital, Tuesday night.

He was a native of Laurens County, son of the late Fred and Ethel Owens Hughes.  He was a retired textile employee, a member and past deacon of the Second Baptist Church.  He was also a member of Rossie Walker Masonic Lodge No. 354.

Surviving are his wife; Mrs. Lillie Mae Hill Hughes; one daughter, Mrs. James [Elizabeth] Bright of Laurens; one brother, Lewis Hughes of Wilmington, NC; one sister; Mrs. Jessie Edwards of Spartanburg and one grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 5 pm at Second Baptist Church by the Rev. Grange S. Cothran, Rev. Alvin Boone and Rev. R. C. Franklin.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Child of Liddie Hill and Joseph Hughes is:

14               i.    Elizabeth5 Hughes, born July 10, 1926 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died November 05, 2009 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  She married James Alver Bright, Jr. June 15, 1946 in Laurens County, South Carolina; born June 06, 1924 in Greenville County, South Carolina; died March 03, 1993 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Elizabeth Hughes:

Elizabeth H. Bright

Myrtle Beach

Elizabeth Hughes Bright, 83, of Myrtle Beach Estates, formerly of Smith Road, Laurens, died Thursday, November 5, 2009, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of the late James Alver Bright, Jr.

Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Liddie Mae Hill Hughes.

Mrs. Bright retired from J.P Stevens Watts Plant. A member of Second Baptist Church in Laurens, she was also a member of the Order of the Amaranth, Rose Court No. 13 for 50 years and the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Bright of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Funeral services will be held at Second Baptist Church in Laurens on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Smith and the Rev. J.D. Shiflet with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday at the Kennedy Mortuary from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5000, Greenville, SC 29601.

www.thekennedymortuary.com

 

Notes for James Alver Bright, Jr.:

James A. Bright, Jr.                               Laurens Newspaper

James Alver Bright, Jr., 68, of Rt. 5, Smith Road, Laurens, died Wednesday at The Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.

He was a US Air Force Veteran of World War II, retired from Clinton Mills, and a member of Laurens Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Hughes Bright of the home; a daughter, Cindy Bright of Irmo, a sister, Margaret Hendrix of Landrum.

Services will be at 2 pm Saturday in Laurens Second Baptist Church with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family is at the residence.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 pm Friday [tonight] at Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens.

Greenville News

James Alver Bright Jr, 68, of Rt. 5, Smith Rd., husband of Elizabeth Hughes Bright, died   Wednesday, March 3, 1993 in The Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late James Alver Bright, Sr and Sallie Bishop Bright Southerland.  Mr. Bright was a US Air Force Veteran of WWII, retired from Clinton Mills, a member of Laurens Second Baptist Church, a mason and Past Master of Rossie Walker Lodge #354  AFM, Past District Deputy Grand Master of District 13, Grand Association Patron Order of Amaranth of the State of South Carolina, and the Watchman of Shepherd of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Hughes Bright of the home; a daughter, Cindy Bright of Irmo, a sister, Margaret Hendrix of Landrum.

Services will be at 2 pm Saturday in Laurens Second Baptist Church with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family is at the residence.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 pm Friday [tonight] at Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens.

5.  Allen Cecil4 Hill (Elizabeth (Lizzie) Matilda3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born December 21, 1913 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died May 08, 1986 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married Mittie Lucille Cannady December 23, 1937 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, daughter of James Cannady and Nina Riddle.  She was born March 12, 1917 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died January 01, 2004 in Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Allen Cecil Hill:

Laurens Herald                    Obituary

Allen Cecil Hill, 72, of Route 2, Gray Court, died Thursday, May 8.

Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Nathan and Lizzie McKee Hill.  He was a retired employee of J. P. Stevens Co., Watts Plant, a member of Wallace Masonic Lodge No. 49, a member of Warrior creek Baptist Church and the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Cannady Hill of the home; two sons, W. Cecil Hill and ERnest C. Hill, both of Gray Court; a daughter, Mrs. Claude [Margaret] Whiteford of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Edwin N. Hill of Gray Court and Willie B. Hill of Asheville, NC; a sister, Liddie Mae Hughes of Laurens; and three grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday at Warrior Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.–Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens.

Notes for Mittie Lucille Cannady:

Lucille C. Hill

Gray Court

Mittie Lucille Cannady Hill, 86, widow of Allen C. Hill, of 3115 Highway 92, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at the home of a son.

Born in Woodruff, she was a daughter of the late James Arch and Nina Riddle Cannady. She was a homemaker and was a member of Warrior Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, William Cecil Hill and wife, Mary Ellen, and Ernest C. Hill and wife, Dorothy, all of Gray Court; a daughter, Margaret H. Whiteford and husband, Claude V. “Bubba”, of Concord, N.C.; a foster daughter, Bonnie Haselden of Fountain Inn; a sister, Allene C. Hill of Laurens; three grandchildren, Dennis Hill and wife, Lori, Julie H. Coleman, and Kathryn Whiteford; and three great-grandchildren, Josh Wilson, Cody Hill and Timothy Coleman.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Warrior Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. John Lee, with burial at the church cemetery.

Honorary escort will be the Gena Garrett-Faith Sunday School Class.

The family will be at the home of a son: 2672 Highway 92; and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary tonight from 7 to 8:30.

Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens.

6.  Raymond Cortez4 Hill (Elizabeth (Lizzie) Matilda3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born November 21, 1917 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died January 13, 1971 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married Sara Allene Cannady February 19, 1938 in Laurens County, South Carolina, daughter of James Cannady and Nina Riddle.  She was born November 04, 1912 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died November 28, 2006 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Raymond Cortez Hill:

Raymond C. Hill                 Laurens Newspaper

Raymond C. Hill, 53, of Warrior Creek community, Rt. 2, Gray Court, died Thursday.

A lifelong resident of Warrior Creek community, son of the late Nathan and Lizzie McKee Hill, he was an employee of J. P. Stevens Co., in Laurens and a member of Warrior Creek Baptist Church and Schrader Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sara Allene Cannady Hill; a stepson, Lawrence Loveland of Laurens; two daughters, Mrs. Jo Ann Waddell of Greenville and Mrs. Mary Hellams of Laurens; three brothers, Allen and Edwin Hill of Gray Court and Willie B. Hill of Laurens; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Mae Hughes of Laurens; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services were Friday at 3 pm at Warrior Creek Baptist Church.  Burial was in Highland Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

Sara Hill                Gray Court           Greenville News

Sara Alleen Hill, 94, formerly of 2734 Highway 92, Gray Court passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at National Health Care of Laurens.

A native of Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Arch and Nina Riddle Cannady and was a member of Warrior Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Waddell and husband, Wayne, of Woodruff; and Mary Hellams and husband, Wesley, of Laurens; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Graveside services will be held 2pm Thursday, November 30, 2006 at Highland Home Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Grahame Burrows.

Memorials may be made to the Activities of NHC Laurens PO Box 1259  Laurens, SC 29360; or to Immanuel Christian Fellowship PO Box 754  Laurens, SC 29360.

The family is at their respective homes.

Forest Hills Funeral Home, Woodruff, SC

8.  Edwin Nathaniel4 Hill (Elizabeth (Lizzie) Matilda3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born February 16, 1924 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died February 21, 2011 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married Sara Ellen Ross March 09, 1942 in Laurens County, South Carolina, daughter of Paul Ross and Nellie Bagwell.  She was born June 15, 1923 in Greenville County, South Carolina, and died April 20, 2008 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Edwin Nathaniel Hill:

Edwin Nathaniel Hill, 87, of Gray Court, passed away on February 21, 2011 at his home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born on February 16, 1924 to Nathaniel H. and Elizabeth M. McKee Hill, and lived his entire life in various parts of Laurens County. Edwin took great pride in the care of his home and land. After retiring from the Furman Plant of Woodside Mills, he spent countless summer days cutting grass for himself and others. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Sarah Ellen Ross Hill; a son, James Edwin Hill and six siblings. Surviving him are a daughter, Barbara Kimsey and husband, Bobby of Gray Court; a son, Ron Hill and wife, Dayna of Simpsonville; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. A special note of thanks goes to his granddaughter, Tammy, who lovingly cared for her grandfather in his declining years. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Warrior Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Russell Freeman with burial in the church cemetery. The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

Notes for Sara Ellen Ross:

Sarah Ellen Ross Hill, beloved wife of Edwin Nathaniel Hill of Gray Court, died April 20, 2008 at her home following a brief period of declining health.

Sarah was born on June 15, 1923 in Greenville County to the late Paul Jones Ross and Nellie Mae Bagwell Ross. She married in 1942 and raised a loving family, with her husband of sixty-six years by her side. Sarah retired from Union Carbide (Kemet) and was a member of Warrior Creek Baptist Church in Gray Court. Over the years, Sarah had many hobbies and interests. She always enjoyed reading, trips through the mountains, doll collecting, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her most prized possessions was her extensive collection of dolls on display.

In addition to her adoring husband, other surviving members of Sarah’s family include a daughter and her husband, Barbara Jean and Bobby Kimsey of Gray Court; a son and his wife, Ron and Dayna Hill of Simpsonville; six grandchildren and their spouses: Tommy Kimsey of Gray Court; Angela and Ricky Leopard of Gray Court; Patty Jean Kimsey; Christy and Glenn Staton of Simpsonville; Randy and Dawn Hill of Iva; and Tammy Helligas of Gray Court; Thirteen great-grandchildren: Krystal and Nathan Leopard; Brandon, Brittany and Johnathan Farrow; Andrew and Nicholas Staton; Dimitri, Autumn and Garrett Hill; and Alston, DJ, and Cayla Woods. Also a sister, Bonnie Mae Leopard, of Laurens.

In 1993, Sarah was predeceased by a much loved and cherished son, James Hill of Gray Court.

Sarah’s family wishes to thank all of the many friends, neighbors, and caregivers who supported the family throughout this difficult time. The outpouring of love meant more than words can express.

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