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Rev. Dr. Max Hill

August 15, 2016
Reverend Dr. Max Hill, age 87, of Lyons, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016, in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, after an extended illness. He was a native of Albany and was a 1946 graduate of Albany High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southern, Master’s Degree in Theology from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a PhD in Ministry and Theology from Luther Rice Seminary. He began his ministry in 1954 at Morningside Methodist Church in Albany. Later, in several Methodist churches, including Meigs –Ochlocknee in Thomas County, Wrens, Ocilla, Lynmore in Macon, Pinson Memorial in Sylvester, Lyons, Dawson St. in Thomasville, Eastman, Sharpe’s Chapel in Lyons, Marvin United Methodist, and retired from the ministry in 2004. He was an author and published a book called “As the Twig is Bent” and also became an avid oil painter. He and his wife were honored by the First United Methodist Church of Lyons by having a room named after them, called the Max and Ann Hill Library and Hospitality Room. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ann Clayton Hill; and parents, C.A. and Johnnie Roe Wimberly Hill.     

Dr. Hill is survived by four children, Kevin Hill and wife Jean of Lyons, Clay Hill and wife Marcy of Bellville, Vic Hill and wife Jane of Colquitt, and Angela Hill Quarterman of Lyons; nine grandchildren, Brooke, Wesley, Whitney, Chuck, Wade, Maggie, Victoria, Michaela, and Molly; seven great-grandchildren, Luke, Raeann, Hampton, Hayes, Bryson, Paisley, and Kelton, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Saturday, August 13 at Lyons First United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Morrow officiated. Burial followed in the Lyons City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Capital Improvement Fund, P.O. Box 71, Lyons GA 30436.

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