Dateline: January 26, 2006

Funeral services for John Clarence Hill, age 70, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, in Rowe Cemetery in Hedley with Rev. Bryan Knowles, retired Baptist Minister from Clarendon, officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Hill died Sunday, January 22, 2006, in Amarillo.  He was born August 2, 1935, in Hedley and was a resident of Fritch before moving to Amarillo 32 years ago.  He married Hazel Younger Myers in 1973 at Hedley.  He had farmed and was in the grocery business before becoming employed at Affiliated Foods and retiring in 1993.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Amarillo and the First United Methodist Church in Hedley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Noel and Blanche Irene Leach Hill; his wife in 1998; and a brother, Jimmy Hill in 2004.

Survivors include two step daughters, Vanessa Bell and Pam Drum, both of Lubbock; a step son, Maurice Myers of Amarillo; three sons, Billy Hill of Amarillo, Bobby Hill of Sunray, and Tommy Hill of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his step mother, Merle Hill of Sunray; two sisters, Janiece Guffee of Floydada and Claudine Keisling of Sunray; two brothers, Mike Hill and Max Hill, both of Sunray; 14 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to Rowe Cemetery in Hedley.

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