Shirley L. Hill, February 22, 1936~October 28, 2015

Hill for PaperShirley L. Hill, a resident of Fayetteville, AR. passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at her home, at the age of 79.  She was born to O.F. and Bessie Spivey Strawn in San Angelo,  TX. on February 22, 1936.

Shirley was retired from Walmart and was a housewife.  She was a people person who never met a stranger.  She especially loved children.  Shirley was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two siblings; and one son, Gary L. Hill.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Tom Hill; daughter, Sherry A. Key and husband, Claude; 4 grandchildren, Kristen and Josh Davis, Gary and Jill Hill, Casey and Jim Neill and Cass and Ashley Key; 7 great-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 2, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with Brother Al Gebauer officiating.  Interment will be in the Dowell Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 3-5 P.M.

Pallbearers will be Tuddy Gregg, Jim Vaught, Leroy Nunn, Eddie Finney, Josh Petree and Jim Justus.

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    Paul and Linda Hall » 30. Oct, 2015

    We extend our sympathy to Tommy and his family. Tommy and Shirley are very dear friends. Shirley’s wonderful smile and loving nature will be greatly missed. Heaven gained an angel that will watch over her family,
    Our love in friendship, Paul and Linda, Charlie & Vanessa, Cindy & Rusty and Sue Ross

    Jeanette Bennett » 30. Oct, 2015

    Tommy and Sherry, you have lost a wife and mother and I lost a wonderful old friend. My thoughts go back to ’59 when we moved to Texarkana and I first met Shirley. She lived 2 doors away and became a fast friend immediately. In the year we lived there, we saw each other practically every day, going shopping or just visiting. I was so homesick for Tyler and she filled a void for me. Sherry was just a toddler and Gary had just started school and Kay was 4. We maintained this friendship all these years even though we didn’t see each other often. Goodbe Shirley. I loved you like a sister. Lovingly, Jeanette.

    Kathleen And Marion Doss » 30. Oct, 2015

    Sherry and family…we are sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Shirley always made us feel welcome in her home. We will always remember her beautiful voice, hearty laugh and engaging way of telling stories. She once gave me a fistful of Cypress vine seeds…they come back year after year and l always think of all of you when I see them.

    Love, Kathleen and Marion

    Josh and Deanna Petree » 30. Oct, 2015

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. Miss Shirley was one in a million- true class act. She was so generous, kind and loving- true inspiration. I thought of her and Tom so much and I know this time is difficult but she is watching over us all and giving us a little nudge in the direction she wants us to go. One of the most genuine ladies I had the privilege to work with at the store. Will be surely missed but never forgotten!

    Tammy » 31. Oct, 2015

    my deepest sympathy to all of you I remember Shirley from Walmart I worked there too, such a very sweet lady. She will be missed dearly.

    Bettye Ross` » 31. Oct, 2015

    I only became friends with Shirley over the past three years and found her to be such a beautiful lady, always smiling. When I met Shirley for the first time through her daughter Sherry, I remembered her from the days when she worked at Wal-Mart. Always dressed to the “nines” and big smile on her face. Once you met Shirley you never forgot her, such a gracious lady. She winged her way to heaven indeed. Prayers for Tom and her amazing daughter and son-in-law.
    Love to all….Jerry and Bettye

    Name » 03. Nov, 2015

    So sorry for your loss Mrs Shirley was a very special Lady I will miss her . Mary Larson