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Ms. Frances Phillips Hill

WRENS, Ga. - Ms. Frances Phillips Hill, 90, loving wife of 70 years to the late William "Bill" Luther Hill, entered into rest Wednesday morning, December 8, 2010 at Keysville Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2010, at the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Hill and Rev. J. Scott McKinney officiating. Interment followed in the Blythe UMC Cemetery. Born to the late Willie Anderson Phillips and Joseph Cephus Phillips in Hephzibah, she married and lived in Augusta, Atlanta, Miami, FL and Wrens where she and Bill owned Hill's Bar-B-Q. After retiring in 1994, she loved to travel, especially going on trips with all of his grandchildren. Frances was always up to a good yard sale. She was a member of Wrens Baptist Church, the Fidelis Sunday School Class and Keenagers Club. Frances was a devout Christian woman, a loyal, faithful wife, and a devoted mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Frances was also preceded in death by her grandson, Scott Walden and her six siblings, Ted Phillips, Carrie James, Inez Raborn, Wesley Phillips, Joe Phillips and Billy Phillips. Her survivors include her children, William Baxter Hill (Hilma) and Elaine H. Walden (Ray) Augusta GA; five grandchildren, Sheri Dill (Stacey) Dearing GA, William Timothy Hill (Joy) Graceville FL, Jennifer Walden Savannah GA, Mark Walden (Jennifer) Berea KY, Ryan Walden (Holly) Martinez GA, and Alicia Walden Jett (David) Mineral VA; 12 great grandchildren, Brittany S. Norton (Kyle), Ian Sproat, Katelin Dill, Brandon Hill, Cody Hill, Emma Walden, Rachel Walden, Gracen Walden, Kate Walden, Talmadge Walden, Raleigh Walden, and Tyler Jett; one great-great grandson, Evan Norton; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers were Mark Walden, Ryan Walden, Cody Hill, Stacey Dill, Kyle Norton and Curtis Barber. Honorary memorials may be made to Wrens Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 217, Wrens GA 30833 or Shine For Scott Foundation, PO Box 12072, Augusta GA 30914. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Keysville Nursing Home for their compassion and friendship. James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010

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