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Laura Nell Hill, Johnson City

Published December 13th, 2011 11:13 pm

Laura Nell Hill, age 91, of Johnson City, TN, passed away on December 11, 2011, at Hart Heritage in Forest Hill, MD.
Born in Blackwell, OK, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Laura Moore Loyd. She graduated from Butler University in Indiana and earned her Master’s Degree from Wichita State University, where she also taught.
She served as Executive Assistant to the President at Milligan College in Tennessee, where she was also on the teaching faculty. A resident of Johnson City, TN, for 33 years, she served together with her husband at Ben Davis Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN, Westside Church in Wichita, KS, Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, MD, and Downtown Christian Church in Johnson City, TN.
Her many talents included teaching, playing the piano, sewing/quilting/and various forms of needlework, and gardening (violets were her passion).
Laura Nell volunteered at Mountain States Health Alliance in Johnson City as the first official “Cuddler” in their Neo-Natal department and volunteered as a literary tutor through the library.
Laura Nell loved her family fiercely and sacrificed freely for them.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Dr. Henry Emerson Hill, of Bel Air, MD (formerly of Johnson City, TN); daughters, Laura Beth Richardson and husband, Mark, of Darlington, MD, and Lucy Phillips and husband, Dr. Richard Phillips, of Germantown, TN; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place at Mountain Christian Church Cook Auditorium, Joppa, MD, on Thursday, December 15, 2011, from 10-11 a.m.
Services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Senior Pastor Ben A. Cachiaras officiating.
Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Memory tributes may be sent to the family at
McComas Funeral Home, 1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon, MD 21009; 410-676-4600, 410-676-4031 (fax)