EAST FLAT ROCK - Bettie Sarah Goode Hill, 87, passed away February 16, 2013, at Elizabeth House after a period of declining health. She was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and had lived in East Flat Rock for 70 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of East Flat Rock.
She was the daughter of Gail Goode and Sadie Holden Goode. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Seldon Hill, who died in 1996. She was also predeceased by her sisters: Hazel Zachary, Gladys Blackwell, and Lenora Redden and by her brothers: Lawrence, Lewis, Bob, and Morris (Buddy) Goode. For a number of years she was active in the Shut In Ministry and Seniors Wednesday morning Bible study at her church. She loved to walk and participated in the annual Walk for Hunger. She enjoyed quilting and was a wonderful cook and homemaker. She was loved by all who knew her.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Jensen and husband Chris and Freida Hall and husband Larry of Flat Rock and a son, Gary M. Hill and wife Elizabeth of Tifton, GA. Seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff on the 200 Hall of Hendersonville Health and Rehab and to the doctors and staff at Elizabeth House for their loving care.
A funeral will be held at First Baptist Church East Flat Rock at 11 a.m., Monday, February 18, 2013, with Rev. Allen Sherwood and Rev. Evan Hill conducting the service. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist East Flat Rock. Internment will be at Forest Lawn Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Baptist Church East Flat Rock Debt Retirement Fund, PO Box 305, East Flat Rock, NC 28726 or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
An online register is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.