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James Henry Hill

James Henry Hill, 94, of Oak Vale, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his residence. Jimmy, son of the late Robert and Eliza (Ford) Hill, was born in Marion County on August 30,1925. After graduating from Hub High School in 1942, he went on to proudly serve his country in the US Navy. Mr. Hill served during the 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. Jimmy was a long-standing member of Oakvale 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.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Gail Mulford of Monticello; his sons, Gary Pierce Hill (Sherry) of Oak Vale and James Perry Hilton (Lori) of Gulfport; his granddaughters, Jennifer Ruth Smith (Michael) of Monticello, Haley Charlene Ginn (Kassidy) of Oak Vale, and Leslie Elise Stewart (Ryan) of Oak Vale; a 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.

A graveside visitation will be held at 10:00 AM with funeral service to begin at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia. Interment will also be at Woodlawn Cemetery and Bro. Jay Hays, Bro. Eddie Myers, and Reverend Richard Green will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Danny Williamson, Louis Hill, Johnny Parkman, Pat Turnage, Sammy Bo Barnes, and Simeion Langston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Williamson, Danny Pierce, and Delos Ray Daniels.


James Henry Hill
August 30, 1925 - May 7, 2020





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