Nell Newman Hill


Nell Newman Hill, 79, a native of Georgia and resident of Orange Beach, passed away Sept. 28, 2013.

Nell was a true angel on this earth, born in Bleckley County, Ga., on April 22, 1934.

She was the younger daughter of the late Willie Vinton Newman and Dorothy Mildred Burns.

She graduated from Glynn Academy, Brunswick, Ga. in 1952. She attended the University of Georgia, where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, followed by attendance at Valdosta State College, Valdosta, Ga.

A longtime resident of Brentwood Tenn., she was a member of Brentwood United Methodist Church, the Brentwood Women’s Golf Association, the Nashville Women’s Golf Association and the Women’s Tennessee Golf Association.

She was a member of Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, the Gulf Shores Newcomers Club and the Gulf Shores Duplicate Bridge Club.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Charles Eustace Hill III; two sons, Andrew of Lighthouse Point, Fla. and Christopher of Fredericksburg, Va.; a daughter, Laura Rigsby of Oxford, Ala.; a sister, Dorothy Glover of West Melbourne, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Delaney and Sophia Hill, Kent, Emily and Katie Hill and Trey and Tyler Rigsby; and a dear little friend, Ryleigh Phillips.

A private graveside service will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort.

A memorial service will be Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, those so desiring may make a contribution to Gulf Shores United Methodist Church Sharing and Caring, The American Cancer Society, or the charity of their choice.

Arrangements by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Foley.