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OBIT: Smith County Native Mrs. Jessie Hill

Smith County native Mrs. Jessie Hill died at the age of 76 at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon February 19, 2017 at her Clarksville, Georgia home.

Graveside services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon February 22nd with interment following the 2 p.m. services in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Park in Demorest, Georgia.

Born Jessie Wendolyn Bowman on February 16, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Herman Alton Bowman who died at the age of 69 on June 14, 1983 and Beulah Mai Smith Bowman Harp who died at the age of 47 on September 1, 1965.

She was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Dean Bowman Kemp who died at the age of 75 on February 19, 2011; brother Alton Bowman who died at the age of 70 on May 10, 2014; half-sister, Charlotte Ann Bowman Givens who died December 24, 2000 at the age of 43 and half-brother, David Herman “Bodie” Bowman who died July 17, 2004 at the age of 53.

In February of 1956 she was united in marriage to Clarksville, Georgia native Donald Eugene Hill.

Mrs. Hill attended Gordonsville High School where at the age of 15 she was crowned Miss Gordonsville.

She attended North Gordonsville Technical College and was a paraprofessional and computer lab manager for the Habersham County School System and had worked her entire career at the Clarksville Elementary School.

Never having had children, she and her husband were instrumental in caring for many of their family’s children through the years.

Mrs. Hill enjoyed crafts, painting, sewing and making her on dresses and fishing with her husband.

She was a member of the Hills Crossing Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband of over sixty one years is a sister, Vivian Bowman Petty Allen of Carthage; half-sister, Brenda Bowman Thrower and husband Roy of Gordonsville; half-brother, Roger Bowman of Carthage and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Hill family.