Kathryn Parker Hill

Published 8:30 am Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mrs. Kathryn Parker Hill, 87, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. She was a native of Sanford, Fla., born to the late Howard and Cenus Pepper Parker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Jack Hill, and two brothers, James Parker and Calvin Parker.
Mrs. Hill was a graduate of Carson-Newman College where she received her B.A. Degree. She was retired from the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library where she was the assistant librarian. She was an avid reader, a wonderful grandmommy, and a member of First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga. She was also the proud wife of the late Rev. Jack Hill, the former pastor of Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, First Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, Winton Baptist Church, Winton, N.C., Buckhorn Baptist Church, Como, N.C., Western Branch Baptist Church (formerly South Street Baptist Church), Portsmouth, Va., and First Baptist Church, Concord, N.C. Rev. Hill also conducted the Sunday Campground Services at Roan Mountain State Park sponsored by the Roan Park Baptist Church. He was also a member of First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Michael C. Hill, and his wife, Amy, Johnson City; a daughter, Karen Hill Owen, and her husband, Gary, Tucker, Ga.; a granddaughter, Caroline Hill Owen, a senior at Furman University; a brother, Norman Parker, and his wife, Annice, Dallas, Texas; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Parker, Titusville, Fla., and Harriett Parker, Mars Hill, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service for Mrs. Hill will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. William Hyers officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services from 2 until 3 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. In addition to the services held in Tennessee, a memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Decatur, Ga. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library, 201 N. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; First Baptist Church, 308 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030; or Furman University Music Program, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting our website, www.hathwaypercy.com.
Mrs. Hill and her family are in the care of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services. Office (423) 543-5544.

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