Henry Hill


SPRING CITY Henry B. Hill, 85, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Memorial North Park Hospital in Hixson.Born on Sept. 14, 1927 in the Carp Community of Rhea County, he was the son of the late William A. and Martha Ellen Miller Hill. Henry was a farmer for many years in Rhea County. He was of the Baptist faith. Henry was preceded in death by his only son, Thomas Darrell Hill; and a great-granddaughter, Taylor Leigh Anne Thurman. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Scott and Porter Hill; sisters, Hazel Smith Bartock, Dessie Smith, Una Mae Sutton Reed and Daisy Lee Fugate and two infant siblings.Henry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Edna Reed Hill, of Spring City; a niece, Emma Smith Pritchett, who loved and cared for him like a sister; daughters, Martha Hill Thurman (Ron) Toney, of Dayton, Rhonda J. (Randall Gibbs) Evans, of Spring City and Sherry L. (Darrell) Trewhitt, of Soddy; grandchildren, James "Muriel" Thurman, Dana Thurman (David) Woodard, Gregory Scott (Tammy) Thurman, Jeffrey Todd (April) Thurman and Daryl B. Douglas; five great-grandchildren, Hayley and Garrett Thurman, Justin Thurman and Abigail and Maggie Woodard; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Claude Pendergrass officiating.Interment will follow in Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., in memory of Taylor Thurman.Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.

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