B E 'Ed' Hill
August 2, 1916 - Laurel, Mississippi
November 10, 2005 - Gilcrest, Oregon
son. Julius & Geneva Hill
m. Irene Dunham Hill, March 7, 1937
B.E. "Ed" Hill of Gilchrist died Thursday of natural causes. He was 89.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Gilchrist United Methodist Church.
Mr. Hill was born Aug. 2, 1916, in Laurel, Miss., to Julius and Geneva Hill. He married Irene Denham on March 7, 1937. He and his wife moved to Central Oregon in 1939, and were part of a group from Mississippi that established the community of Gilchrist.
Mr. Hill worked as a sawyer for the Gilchrist Timber Company until he retired in 1980. He was a member of the Gilchrist United Methodist Church, the Bend Masonic Lodge and the Bend Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his son, Milton of Tigard; a brother, Hilmon of Gilchrist; two sisters, Veda Graham of Stringer, Miss., and Gladys Holland of Lucedale, Miss.; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Oregon Home Health and Hospice, 2698 NE Courtney Drive, Suite 101, Bend, OR 97701.
Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Bend Bulletin