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Ronald David Hill, of Bishop, loving husband and father, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 26, 2014.
Ron was born in Tyler, Texas, on December 2, 1943, to Virgil Hill and Valerie Hill McCugh. He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil; brother, Sam; and father, Simon McCugh.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Mary; sons, Justin and Jordan, of Bishop; mother, Valerie McCugh; sisters, Becky McCugh and Gloria "Sis" Moore; nephews, Kevin, Larry, and Keith; niece, Rae Seibold; and several great-nieces and -nephews, all of Texas.
Ron received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University, where he was a member of Acacia Fraternity. He received his master's degree from Iowa State University. After graduation, Ron worked for Shell Oil Company before starting his long career as a Career Advisor & Development Officer at Florida Sate University (where he met his wife, Mary), Georgia Southwestern State University, UGA's School of Law, and Brenau University, before retiring.
He spent retirement raising his sons; playing bridge; having breakfast with his best friend, Giles Kennedy; and taking care of the neighborhood fish pond. Ron served as the Director of the FSU Presidents Club and, during retirement, as Treasurer of the Oconee County Dugout Club.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 28, at Lord & Stephens West.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Lord & Stephens West Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Ron may be made to the American Heart Association or the Oconee County Dugout Club.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart, is in charge of the arrangements.

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March 7, 2014
Mary, Justin and Jordan: I am so very sorry for your loss. Ron was a fine man, a respected institutional advancement professional, and I was fortunate to have him as a colleague at two universities. He will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Annette Hannon Lee
February 28, 2014
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
February 28, 2014
My condolence to the Hill Family. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time. -Isaiah 61:1,2
February 28, 2014
Judy Metcalf
February 28, 2014
Gloria Metcalf
February 28, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Greg Sowell
February 28, 2014
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes West Chapel
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