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Thomas Kennard "Tommie" Hill

Thomas Kennard "Tommie" Hill, Beggs, passed away at his home Monday, May 5, 2003 at the age of 73. He was born in Mayesville, Oklahoma on December 11, 1929 to Joe and Bertha (Hendrix) Hill. He married Della Fox on November 8, 1949 in Van Buren, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dan Hill.

Survivors include his wife, Della, of the home, two daughters, Brenda Helms and husband David of Muskogee and Diana Baughn and husband Kenneth of Beggs, one son, Kennard Hill and wife Marsha of Lawton, ten grandchildren, three great granddaughters, three brothers, Waylon Hill of Keystone, Oklahoma, Richard and Ted Hill, both of Upper Lake, California, and four sisters, Molene Russell of Raeford, North Carolina, Ruth Howard of Upper Lake, California, Mary Fox of Okmulgee and Jackie Mildenberger of Nampa, Idaho.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 8, 2003 at the First Baptist Church of Beggs with Reverend Clint Sinclair officiating. Interment will follow in the Beggs Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Shelby Baughn, Koyie Hill, Tyson Baughn, Scott Helms, Drew Hill, and Tyler Hill. Mr. Hill will lie in state at his home starting Wednesday morning. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.