Catherine Hills of Syracuse, N.Y., passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Crouse Hospital.
She was born in Hinesville to the Late Milton H. and Carrie Baker Martin. She resided in Syracuse since 1964. Catherine retired from Crouse Hospital after many years of service. She was a member of Hopps Memorial CME Church where she was a missionary. She was also a member of Pleasant Grove AME Church in Hinesville.
Survivors are her husband of 62 years, Rufus Hills; daughters, Angelyn (Charles) Pray of Walthourville and Clarestine Hills of Syracuse; sons, Lee O. (Cheryl) Hills, Carl (Debra) Hills, Vernon J. (Victoria) Hills, Ray E. (Jeanine) Hills and Kevin A. (Sonya) Hills, all of Syracuse; sisters, Louise Lovett and Clara Bell Roberts of Walthourville and Arlie M. Brown of Sanford, Fla.; brothers, Alton (Inez) Martin of Hinesville, John (Wilma) Martin of Aurora, Colo., and Vernell (Beverly) Martin of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Milton H Martin Jr.; Alfred C. Martin and Lee Everett Martin.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Dorchester Funeral Home, 7842 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Midway.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Pleasant Grove AME Church, 1450 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville. Burial will take place at Taylors Creek Cemetery in Hinesville.
Dorchester Funeral Home has local arrangements. Farone and Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements in Syracuse.
Share condolences at www.faroneandsoninc.com.
Published in Coastal Courier from Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, 2014