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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • James Leroy Hill

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  • DUNCAN — James Leroy Hill, 91 former resident of Duncan, passed away on Friday, March 22nd at Davis, Okla.
    Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roger Sims officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
    The family will receive friends on Monday evening, 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
    James was born August 14, 1921, at Byars, Texas, to William H. & Mattie (Bell) Hill. He attended Four Mile Schools and was employed as production supervisor for Hefner Oil Co. and Jones Oil Co. prior to his retirement.
    On August 8, 1941, he married Willie Lorene Roach at the Velma Baptist Church in Velma, Okla. He enjoyed camping, traveling and spending time with his family.
    James is survived by his wife, Willie of 71 years; two daughters, Betty L. Dawson-Osborn of Tulsa, Okla., and Bunny Lee and husband, Larry of Davis, Okla.; five grandchildren, James Greenwood, Tracy Greenwood, Wes Lee, John Lee and Pete Dawson; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley Greenwood Moshell, Scott Greenwood, David Lee, Robert Lee, Garrett Lee, Wyatt Collins, Haley Cornelison and Kasey Cornelison; three great-great-grandchildren, Luke Moshell, Reid Moshell and Cade Moshell.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Mary A. Cast, who raised him since he was 8 years old; five brothers, Bob, George, Haskell, Virgil, Ernest and Dorothy Hill; three sisters, Exie Hill, Ida Cast and Naomi Hayes.
    Pallbearers will be James Greenwood, Tracy Greenwood, Wes Lee, John Lee, Pete Dawson, Scott Greenwood, David Lee, Robert Lee, Garrett Lee and Wyatt Collins.
    Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
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