A native of Sylvester, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Judge William Clyde Forehand and Ethel Morse Forehand. In addition to her husband and parents, Florence was preceded in death by her son, Clifford Clyde "Don" Hill; brothers, Bill Forehand and Oliver Forehand; and sister, Sara Matthews.
Florence received her Bachelor's in Education from the University of Georgia
and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She was an avid Georgia Bulldog football fan and attended many games with her husband, sister and family members. Florence enjoyed her many years as a member of Sparta Baptist Church, where she served in the choir. She also enjoyed serving in the choir at Briarwood Baptist Church in Watkinsville. She loved playing bridge and traveling with her sister, Mary Nell. Most of all, she was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was also a devoted friend to those who knew her.
Survivors include her children, Scott (Karen) Hill of Decatur, Brian (Donna) Hill of Bogart, Patrick (Nicki) Hill of Statesboro; sister, Mary Nell Dixon of Colbert; grandchildren, Katie, Erin, Andy, Brandon, Adam, Amanda, Caroline, Lindsey and Davis Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Sparta Baptist Church in Sparta, Georgia.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. at the church.
Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sparta Baptist Church, 9090 East Broad Street, Sparta, GA 31087.
Lord & Stephens West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com.
Statesboro Herald, July 9, 2013
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