Lillian Hill

WOODLAND – Lillian West Hill, 93, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. She was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Calhoun County to Albert and Pearl West.

She was the last of five children. She was a devoted member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She loved her church, music and her Wednesday afternoon card game with Flo Ellison, Opal Gordon and many of the Atlanta community where she had lived in the same house since 1953.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Patrick Collins officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by her children, David Hill (Jan) and Bobby Hill (Virginia), all of Woodland, and Jimmy Hill (Mary) and Rebecca Hicks (Cleve), all of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Lonnie B. Hill, on June 29, 1991; her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Donna Odom; a grandson, Mike Odom; her parents; one great-grandson, Parker McCool; two brothers; and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Odom, Adam Chandler, Danny Ellison, Jimmy Ellison, Bud Gordon and Hewelett Springer.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Lee Ellison, Dany McKittrick, Pat McKittrick, Jim Helveston, Kenneth Burns, Jerry McCool, Dereck White, Joseph Graves and Carl Neal. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Donations can be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

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A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, Dec. 12, Chickasaw Journal.

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