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Sally Ray Hobbs Hill

June 14, 1922 February 22, 2018
Sally Ray Hobbs Hill
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Obituary for Sally Ray Hobbs Hill

Sally Ray Hobbs Hill, 95, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Marcum
Wallace Memorial Hospital in Irvine after a short illness. Born in St. Helens,
Kentucky, on Flag Day in 1922, she was the daughter of Daniel Clay and Viola
Hieronymus Hobbs. She was a graduate of St. Helens High School at age16 and
the University of Kentucky in 1944 with a B.S. in vocational home economics.
Sally and Virgil D. Hill married during World War II. They had three
children: Nancy (Monte) Farmer, Dr. James D. Hill, and Dr. Margaret Hill (Dr.
Regan Moore). Also surviving are grandchildren Dennis Farmer (Michelle), Jamie
Hill, and Lindsay Hill plus six great-grandchildren: Mckinlee, Kaylee, Kelby, and
Brady Farmer, and Destiny and Zackary Chrisman.
She worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as an enumerator in five eastern
Kentucky counties. She also taught in one-room schools in Lee County and Wolfe
County, at Ravenna Grade School, and retired as a teacher and food service
director for the Estill County Schools.
Sally was a member of Irvine United Methodist Church and the Estill County
Retired Teachers Association. She was a charter member of Pi Chapter of Delta
Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, and keeping up with her
family and friends despite arthritis and age. Her “girls,” Carolyn, Shirley, Betty,
Hailey, Debbie, Shirley T., Lynda, and Bonnie enabled her to enjoy her Ravenna
home until her final illness. Dr. Maher Kassis and the kind and caring staff at
Marcum Wallace Hospital eased her transition to a better world.
Visitation for Sally H. Hill will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday,
February 24, at Lewis/Abner Home for Funerals and from 1:00 to a 2:30 p.m.
funeral service at Irvine United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at St. Helens
Cemetery in Lee County.
Pallbearers will be family members. Honorary pallbearers are Earl
Blackwell, Emmanuel Blackwell, Jay Mansfield, Mark Trimble, Eddie Hughes, Jack

Rivel, Joel Noland, Charles Crowe, Tim Hall, Rodney Dennis, Jeff Hix, and Jimmy
Doug McCreary.
Donations in honor of Sally Hill may be made to Irvine United Methodist
Church.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

24

Feb

6:00 PM 2/24/2018 6:00:00 PM
Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals

224 Main Street
Irvine, KY 40336

Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals
224 Main Street Irvine 40336 KY
United States

Service

Sunday

25

Feb

2:30 PM 2/25/2018 2:30:00 PM
Irvine United Methodist Church

234 Main St.
Irvine, KY 40336

Irvine United Methodist Church
234 Main St. Irvine 40336 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Helen's Cemetery Final Resting Place

100 Main ST.
St. Helen's , Ky 40336

100 Main ST. St. Helen's 40336 Ky
United States
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