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Mrs. Hill Mrs. Hill Frances Erelene Hill, 96, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rockdale.

Mrs. Hill was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Cleburne, to Samuel Ellis and Genelle Miller Odom.

A graduate of North Side High School, she worked for United Airlines.

She married Homer Woodrow Hill on July 3, 1936.

Mrs. Hill loved ballroom dancing and competed in Fort Worth, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Acapulco, Mexico. An excellent seamstress, she enjoyed making her costumes and danced until she was 92 years old.

Mrs. Hill was a docent for the C.R. Smith Museum for many years. She was also a member of the Euless Fire and Police Department Auxiliaries.

She moved to Rockdale to be near her daughter in 2007.

There she became a volunteer at Richard’s Memorial Hospital and was known as the “cookie lady” for five years.

She was also a member of the Rockdale Fire Department’s Auxiliary and the Rockdale Historical Society.

Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Homer.

Survivors are a son, Homer “Butch” Hill and his wife Shirley; a daughter, Toby Johnson; and her grandchildren, Scott Hill, Raymond Hill, Cindy Pruitt, Dolph Johnson, Derrellene Zbikowski and Devery Johnson; also, seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum, P.O. Box 619617 GSW, MD 808, DFW Airport, TX 75261, attention Angela GoFredo; Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 1700 Brazos Ave., Rockdale, TX 76567; or to your favorite charity.


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