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Ruth Mae Coleman Hill

August 2, 1919 — January 8, 2015

Mrs. Ruth Mae Coleman Hill, age 95, of McEwen, TN, left this life January 8, 2015. She was born August 2, 1919 in McEwen, TN, the second daughter of Rev. John E. Coleman and Eva E. Gunn Coleman. She married Lonnie Brown Hill, May 6, 1939, and they had 74 years together before he passed July 5, 2013. She was the center of her family and made their home a wonderful place to grow up, offering an open door to anyone who was in need. Her church was always a big part of her life and she was active at First United Methodist Church in McEwen, TN, as long as her health allowed. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, Daughters of the Confederacy and a proud Republican. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her seven siblings, Mildred Shunk, John E. Coleman, Frank Coleman, Don Coleman, Fred Coleman, Helen Dillard, and Shirley Williams Harber. She is survived by four children, Larry E. Hill (Claudette), Dayton, OH; James R. Hill (Debbie), McEwen, TN, Rebecca L. May (Richard), Westerville, OH; and Debra F. Hill, McEwen, TN; eleven grandchildren, Larry E. Hill, Jr. (Mary), Steven D. Hill (Sandy), Cheryl Worlow, Lynn Hill, Lisa Hill, Leslie Hill, Stacie Mann (Mickey), Tony Hill (Teresa), Amy Nordgauer (Marc), Natalie Kelly (Zack), and Ethan May; 16 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren; and a wonderful extended family of cousins, nephews and nieces, including special niece, Lisa Baker, who has been her caretaker during her decline. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, January 11, 2015, from 3-7 p.m., at the Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in McEwen, TN. Visitation on Monday, January 12, 2015, will be at the McEwen First United Methodist Church, 146 Church Street, McEwen, TN, from 10 a.m. until funeral service time at 11 a.m. Rev. Frankie Coleman and Rev. Joan Hubbard will be officiating the service. Interment will follow in the McEwen Cemetery in McEwen, TN. LUFF-BOWEN FUNERAL HOME 9729 Hwy. 70 East McEwen, TN 37101 Telephone 931-582-6271 Obituary Line 931-296-3500
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