James Henry Hill
94, Oak Vale
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020, in Woodlawn Cemetery for James Henry Hill, 94, of Oak Vale who died on Thursday, May 7 at his residence. Bro. Jay Hays, Bro. Eddie Myers and Rev. Richard Green officiated at the services. A graveside visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Monday, May 11 in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Hill, son of the late Robert and Eliza Ford Hill, was born in Marion County on Aug. 30, 1925. After graduating from Hub High School in 1942, he went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy. He served during World War II on the USS O’Flaherty. After his return from war, he worked as an accountant for Standard Oil before retiring after many years with Flynt Wholesale. He was a long-standing member of Oak Vale Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 46 years. He was a great husband, father and loving grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda Pierce Hill; their daughter, Cheryl Lynn Hill; his second wife, Sarah Speights Hill; granddaughter, Olivia Brooke Hill, and sister, Louise McDaniel.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna Gail Mulford of Monticello; sons, Gary Pierce Hill (Sherry) of Oak Vale and James Perry Hilton (Lori) of Gulfport; granddaughters, Jennifer Ruth Smith (Michael) of Monticello, Haley Charlene Ginn (Kassidy) of Oak Vale and Leslie Elise Stewart (Ryan) of Oak Vale; grandson, Caleb Andrew Hill (Kristen) of Covington, La.; great-grandchildren, Cheryl Smith, Noah Smith, Lillian Ginn, Kyle Ginn, Olivia Stewart, Lane Stewart and Ella Stewart; brother, Edward Hill of Columbia, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Danny Williamson, Louis Hill, Johnny Parkman, Pat Turnage, Sammy Bo Barnes and Simeion Langston. Honorary pallbearers were Dan Williamson, Danny Pierce, and Delos Ray Daniels.
Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hathornfuneralhome.com.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.