Ruby Julian Hill

Published 8:29 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies” Proverbs 31:10
Ruby Julian Hill, age 84, of Roan Mountain, departed this life on Monday morning, March 28, 2016. Ruby was born March 2, 1932 and was a daughter of Monroe and Hattie Whitehead Julian. In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles Hill, Jr. on April 4, 1993. She was also preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.
She was a member of Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church in Roan Mountain, Tennessee. Ruby was a spoke in the wheel, with her husband, Rev. Charles Hill, Jr., in establishing the Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church in the Fork Mountain Community.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Grady E. Hill, of Elizabethton; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Darrell Johnson, of Roan Mountain; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Doug Blevins, of Hampton; a brother, Verl Julian; grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Tim and Tammy Johnson, Scotty Johnson, Rev. Ben and Whitney James and Dylan Hill; and great grandchildren, whom she also loved dearly, Miranda Johnson, Mackenzie Johnson and Marlee James. The family would to extend a special thank you to her niece, who was like a sister, Beulah Garland, also, Vivian Koster, Sue Bradford, Mozella Whittington, and Jackie Brown; and her special nieces and nephews, along with the Vester Hitechew family, who raised her like a daughter, and her special friends, Dorothy Woodby, Jewel Holtsclaw, Betty Lacey, Linda Honeycutt and Clara Green.
It was Ruby’s request to have a graveside service at Miller Cemetery, located on Fork Mountain Road, at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 with Rev. Ronald Stevens and Rev. Ben James, officiating. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rick Stanley, Earl Lacey, Jack Whitehead, Shannon Whitehead, Randy Guinn, J.L. Potter, Freddie Julian and Toby Guinn. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Richard Blevins, Rev. Charlie Trivette, Rev. Henry Berry, Rev. John Stevens, Rev. Randy English, Rev. Marvin Sheets, Rev. Dallas Gregg, Rev. Jeff McKinney, Rev. Terry Richardson, Rev. Rick Birchfield, Clarence Garland, Doug Ingram, Tommy Ingram, Rick Ingram, Mark Birchfield, Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist church members, Bud Smith, Jack’s Creek Minister’s Conference, and Roan Mountain #566 Masonic Lodge. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 PM on Wednesday.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Hill family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.

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