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Hill, William A.


William A. Hill

Services: Have been held.

William A. Hill, 68, of Clovis died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1935, in Kerens, Texas, to Alvis Overton and Annie Lenora Vest Hill.

He graduated from Portales High School in 1955, then went to work for the telephone company, retiring in 1995 after 38 years. He married Merlene Guilliams on June 12, 1960, in Fort Sumner. Family members said he enjoyed traveling with friends who called themselves “the evil eight” and “the motley crew.” He was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church and a past member of the Lions Club, Rotary International, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Eagles and the Telephone Pioneers. He square danced with the Melrose Whirlwinds, Y Squares and Circle 8 square dance clubs in Clovis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alvis Hill Jr .; and a sister, Glenda Hardegree.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Martha Morris (and husband, Stanley) of Clovis; a son, Danny Hill (Theresa) of Spring, Texas; three brothers, Randle Hill and Gerald Hill, both of Portales and Bobby Hill of Odessa, Texas; three sisters, Barbara Deckard of Blue Ridge, Texas, Connie Deckard of Petersburg, Texas, and Peggy Preideri of Shelby, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Brad Reeves will officiate the services.

Cremation will take place.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Englewood, CO 80112 or

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.


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