Joe H. Hill

Published 5:49 pm Friday, September 16, 2011

The funeral service for Joe H. Hill, 84, of Bainbridge, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Medley, Rev. Tom Shields, and Dr. Danny Shepard officiating, and will conclude at the church. Interment will be at Oak City Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Baraca Sunday School Class.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Ivey Funeral Home.

Mr. Hill was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Bainbridge, the son of William A. Hill and Cora B. Hill. He passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Bainbridge Health Care.

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He graduated from Tifton High School, attended the University of Georgia and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Hill was a former member of the Bainbridge Rotary Club, Bainbridge Lions Club, Georgia Association of Broadcasters, V.F.W. Post 4904, and American Legion Post 62. He was a past director of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, past director of the Committee of 100 for Industry, past chairman of the Decatur County Democratic Party, and past president of the Bainbridge Touchdown Club. He began his career in radio in 1947 with WKTG in Thomasville, and from 1950 to 1984 he was associated with WDVH in Gainesville, Fla., and WMGR, WAZA, and WYSE in Bainbridge. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Baraca Sunday School Class.

Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his brothers, William B. Hill and Jimmy Hill; and his sister, Quida Campbell.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Doris T. Hill of Bainbridge; his sons, Joe H. Hill, Jr. of Watkinsville, Ga. and Ronnie J. Hill of Lexington Park, Md.; and his granddaughters, Holly R. Hill, Ansley L. Hill and Kaylin R. Hill.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.