Garvis Hill, 83, of Marion Alabama, passed away Monday, September 8, 2008 at his residence in Perry County. Mr. Hill was born April 28, 1925 in Perry County to Henry Dotridge and Nannie Elizabeth Bamberg Hill. Mr. Hill was a self-employed logger his entire life.
Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 47 years, Gladys Johnson Hill; a sister, Doris Kynard; and a brother, Bubba Hill.
Survivors: His wife of 10 years, Patricia Hill. Five daughters: Kathy Hobson (Andy) of Valley Grande, Kay Coley (Bobby) of Valley Grande, Donna Murphy (Curtis) of Brent, Debbie Carrier (Ed) of Birmingham, and Dawn Parr (DP) of Greensboro. Sisters: Lois Coleman of South Carolina, Dora Bee Coleman of Marion, Eleanor Potts of Montgomery, Sybil McIntosh and Wallace of Waco, Ga, Nadine Robinson and Ted of Carrollton, Ga, and Shirley Wynn and Sammy of Bowden, Ga. Brothers: Glenn Hill and Linda of Carrollton, Ga, Adolph Hill of Carrollton, Ga, Travis and Lutrena of Villa Rica, Ga, Darryl Hill and Darlene of Carrollton, Ga, Sammy Hill of Bowden, Ga, and Jerry Hill of Washington.
Grandchildren: Amanda Belcher (Keith), Camey Miller (Mike), Jason Coley, Rachel Coley, Lee Carrier, Lane Carrier, Jona Simmons, Tabitha Jackson, Sydney Parr, and Dolan Parr Great Grandchildren: Kynleigh Grace Belcher, Kayla Mizell, Samantha Coley, Leah Jackon, and Andrew Jackson.
Garvis Hill was a man who loved his Lord, his Church, his Country, his community, and most importantly his family. He absolutely loved working in his yard especially gardening and sharing his harvest with his family and friends from North Perry to Hale County. When asked about his honorable service for our country in WWII, he simply said with humility, “I peeled potatoes.” Mr. Hill loved to hunt deer and fish. He never met a stranger. He showed love and respect toward every person he met, and if you gave him long enough, he might find a way that the two of you were related. Many people will carry with them wonderful memories of Mr. Hill. His family lovingly said, “ He was a good man to an extent, after all he was a “Hill.”
Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Sardis Church at 11 a.m. The Reverend Mike Chandler and Dale Simmons will be officiating and Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel will be directing. The family will receive friends Wednesday night at Kirk Funeral Homes Marion Chapel from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask memorials be made to the Sardis Church Fund, c/o William Hill, Rt .3 Box 215 C, Marion, AL 36756.
Active Pallbearers: Jason Coley, Keith Belcher, Mike Miller, Anthony Hill, Ed Carrier, Jeffery Kynard, Jimmy Kynard, and Ricky Coleman.