Obituary: Mary Hil

Feb. 15, 2014 @ 08:58 AM

Mary Grubb Hill, 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on February 11, 2014. She was cremated and will be buried in private ceremony at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mary was born August 18, 1932 in Denton, NC, a daughter of the late Ernest G. Grubb and Minnie Cutting Grubb. Mary was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Thomasville. In 1955, she was employed by the City of Thomasville, where she served in many capacities, including Executive Secretary to six different City Managers, until she retired as City Clerk in 1999. During that time, Mary had also acquired the unofficial title of City Historian.

Mary is survived by her husband of 62 years, James Robert (Bob) Hill of the home; son, Barry Michael Hill and wife Jeannie Gobble Hill, also of the home; grandson, Andrew Kenneth Hill of Greensboro; granddaughter, Emily Hill Buiwe and her husband Joey of Concord. Also surviving are sisters, Betty Mae Robinson of Orland, FL, Barbara Carrick and her husband Melvin of Southmont, Don Rea Keith and her husband Norman of Sanford; brothers, Max Grubb and his wife Mary of Littleton, Steve Grubb and his wife Sue of Farmer; sister-in-law, Maxine Grubb of Asheboro; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A gathering for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street, Thomasville. No formal service is planned.

Memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, 21 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC 27360 or to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

Online condolences may be made on Mary’s memorial page at Arrangements by Thomasville Funeral Home.