Obituary – Orvel Lee Hill
The Rev. ORVELL LEE HILL, 93, of Clinton, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Mariner Health of Norris. Born Sept. 16, 1908, in Jefferson County, he was the son of Maston Tate and Florence Hill. Mr. Hill was a brick mason by trade and a minister in the Pilgrim Holiness church. He was a member of First Wesleyan Church in Clinton.He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Louise Lamb Hill; his daughters, Barbara Jean Kesterson, Kay Frances Manning, Kathy Louise Carter, Chris Ann “Penny” Mayes and Marla Kay Ellis, all of Clinton, and Pamela Marie Young of Knoxville; and his sons, Orvel Lee Hill Jr. of Lake City, James Oscar Hill and Don Aaron Hill, both of Clinton, William Edward “Eddie” Hill of Knoxville and Anthony “Tony” Allen Hill of Oliver Springs. Mr. Hill is also survived by his son-in-law, William Carter of Clinton; his brother, the Rev. Lee Hill of Dandridge; 27 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Henry Hill, Obie Hill and Cecil Holt. The funeral was held Sunday, April 21, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Samuel Condon, the Rev. Rob Steinbrook and the Rev. Troy Keaton officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery in Clinton.
The Oak Ridger–April 22, 2002
Transcribed by Barbara Kesterson