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Florence HILL


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HILL, Florence Louise Florence Louise Beaton Outlar Kent Hill Florence joined the angels on September 16, 2017. Florence was born in Waycross, Georgia, to JoAnna Johnson Beaton and Everett Monroe Beaton in 1920 the same year women won the right to vote. Florence lived her life championing women's rights and inspired people of all ages to do the same. Florence was married to Jesse Outlar, the renowned sports editor of The Atlanta Constitution (AJC) and they had two children, Barry and Jan. Florence enjoyed a great career as a Media Specialist with the DeKalb County Board of Education in Atlanta. She earned her B.S. degree from Oglethorpe University in 1960 at the age of 40 and earned her MS Master of Science (Thesis) in General Education from Auburn University in 1966. This was in addition to raising a family and working full-time. Florence loved to travel. Her first trip abroad was funded using S&H green stamps. It was on that trip that she decided to become a tour director to offset travel costs. She opened her travel agency, Go with Flo in 1967. She would go on to travel the globe leading dozens of tours created for educators. After she and Jesse divorced; and a brief second marriage, Flo charged ahead. She became an avid ballroom dancer at the age of 62 and that's how she met her third husband, her beloved Edgar Hill. Flo and Ed loved to travel, garden, entertain, and spend time with their church family and their expanded blended family. Their fifteen years together were a true love story and she always gave God all the credit. After Ed's sudden passing, Florence reinvented herself yet again. She moved to Fresno, California, in 2001 to be with her daughter and her family. She hated the heat, but loved the warmth of her California and Fair Winds' families. Florence's last years were tough. Alzheimer's debilitated her body and mind, but her generosity, loving spirit and will to live endeared her to all. Florence was a woman ahead of her time. She embraced all people and situations with a youthful and respectful enthusiasm. She was determined to live a life that made a difference. And she did. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Hill, her sister, Naomi Gibeling and her son, Barry Outlar. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and David Edwards; her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Outlar; her nephew, Bobby Gibeling; her grandchildren, Scott Outlar, Sandi and husband Travis Kincer, Jennifer Edwards and husband Alex Parraga, JoAnna Edwards and Brett Edwards; her great-grandchildren, Emily, Natalie and Mackenzie Kincer and Nicolas, Marcus, Elise and Baby Parraga due in March; and her caregiver for the past seven years and adopted granddaughter, Dalia Huerta. A celebration of Florence's life will be held at The People's Church G.L. Johnson Chapel at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 13. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fresno .
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 8, 2017
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