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Joyce Ann Hill

Joyce Ann Hill

EAST FLAT ROCK — Joyce Hill, 79, of East Flat Rock, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.

She was a native of Henderson County, growing up in Tuxedo; she moved to Raleigh after marriage and returned back to Henderson County in 1990's. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Hill, parents, Ollie and Thelma Caldwell, and "Jeff", her four legged friend.

She enjoyed baking, cross stitching, and joking with family and friends. She was also an avid North Carolina State University fan. She was a member of First Baptist Church of East Flat Rock.

She is survived by her son, Larry Hill and his wife, Dee, of Flat Rock; her daughter, Cindy Hamrick, and her husband, Steve of Butner, and her granddaughter, Victoria, also of Butner. The family wishes to thank the staff of Spring Arbor, along with two special friends there.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel with Dr. Larry Applebee officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be sent to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.