01/21/13 — LONA T. HILL

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Oct. 19, 1916-Jan. 20, 2013

LAGRANGE -- Lona Thompson Hill, 96, LaGrange, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

Lona was born Oct. 19, 1916, in Onslow County to the late Lewis Lloyd Thompson and Alma Mills Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Noah Henry Russell and Clarence Hill.

Mrs. Hill worked many years as a caretaker for the elderly.

She never had children, but was a mother to many. She was loved by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed. Miss Lona was a member of LaGrange First Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed gospel music, and loved good preaching.

A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at noon at Rouse Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronnie Hobgood officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange.

Mrs. Hill is survived by two brothers, Donald Thompson and wife, Susie, of Kinston and Herbert Thompson and wife, Velma, of Jacksonville, along with many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by three sisters, Tessie Gray Rouse, Maude Hines and Faye Herring, and four brothers, Thomas Lee Thompson, James "Speed" Thompson, Gerald Thompson and Lloyd Cecil Thompson.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at Rouse Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to LaGrange First Free Will Baptist Church, 802 S. Caswell St., LaGrange, N.C., 28551, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange.


Published in Obituaries on January 21, 2013 1:48 PM