Earl Hill

Published 5:00 am Monday, October 18, 2004

Services for Earl Hill of Rankin County, formerly of Brookhavenare 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Kynett United Methodist Church withburial in Carver Heights Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from noon until 8 p.m., with family presentat 7 p.m., at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Hill, 82, died Oct. 14, 2004 in Rankin County. He was bornin Copiah County on August 12, 1922, to Willie Hill and LudellaHill.

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He retired from the creosote plant after 30 years of employment.He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Friendship Lodge Orderof Elks. He was a member of Kynett United Methodist Church. He wasa member of Keystone Lodge 72 order of Masons. He was the Patron ofStar Hope Chapter 68 of the Eastern Star. He was a member of theHeroines of Jericho. He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Consisteryof Jackson. He was a member of the Rissa Temple Order of Shrinersin Jackson. He was a member of Kynett United Methodist Church. Hewas a graduate of Alexander High School.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Blanche R.Hill; and eight siblings.

Survivors are his sons and daughter-in-law, Edward Hayes, FeltonHayes, and Shelton and Brenda Hayes, all of Brookhaven; hisdaughters and sons-in-law, Allean and Ernest Ratcliff, Debra andHenry Coleman, and Ramonia Williams, all of Brookhaven; hisstep-daughter, Glenda and Arthur Galloway of Birmingham, Ala.; hissisters, Christine Godbolt of Detroit, Mich., Willie Holmes ofJackson, and Janie Lee Magee of Brookhaven; 17 grandchildren; and13 great-grandchildren.