Elizabeth F. Hill
HILL Elizabeth Fugate Hill, 90, of Charlotte, NC formerly of Lexington, KY passed away Tue, Feb 7, 2017. Born March 29, 1926 in Benham, KY Elizabeth is predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Minnie Fugate of Cumberland KY, brother James Fugate of St Paul, VA, cousin Jane Bratcher of Litchfield, KY and late husband of 56 years, James (Jim) Edward Hill of Shannon, MS. Elizabeth grew up in Cumberland, KY where she discovered her love for music. She attended Ward Belmont College in Nashville, TN before transferring to Western Kentucky University where she earned a music degree. Elizabeth moved to Gastonia, NC and Phoenix, AZ to teach music before moving to Louisville, KY (always a Kentucky girl at heart) where she met the love of her life Jim. After serving in the Korean War, Jim was transferred with Belknap Hardware from Tupelo, MS to Louisville where they met staying in the same boarding house. Following a brief stay in Macon, GA, with Jim's job they returned to Cumberland where she taught music at Lynch High School. Jim graduated from Lincoln Memorial University and pursued a career with General Telephone. They later moved to Lexington and raised four children. As a member of Rosemont Baptist church for many years she was a choir member and soloist. Elizabeth's love of music included playing the piano until her passing. Her love of the arts was also evident in her passion for painting, quilting and refinishing antique furniture. Upon Jim's relocation with GTE to Durham, NC in 1984, Elizabeth joined Ebenezer Baptist Church where she was a member until moving to Charlotte, NC in 2008. Elizabeth is survived by her son Brian (Karen) Hill of Lexington KY; daughter Rebecca Osbourne of Charlotte, NC; daughter Regina (Bill) Young of Charlotte, NC and son Eddie (Kary) Hill of Ft. Mill, SC, 5 grandchildren, Christopher Hill (Lain), Melissa Doss (Daniel), Zakkary Hill, Jakob Hill, William Young, and 2 great granddaughters Logan Ann Hill, and Sydney James Hill. Elizabeth was a dedicated wife and mother to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and was a devoted Christian. She was loved by all who knew her for her sweet, loving and caring spirit, gentle smile and beautiful singing voice. Visitation will be held Fri, Feb 17 from 12pm until 2pm, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home 3421 Harrodsburg Road Lexington, KY 40513 with funeral services immediately following in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ivey Memory Wellness Day Center, 6030 Park South Dr., Charlotte, NC 28210 www.theivey.com Arrangements are in the care of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home.
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