Mary Vance Hill
November 23, 1912 – December 12, 2013
Mary Vance Hill, one of Munford’s oldest citizens, died surrounded by family at her residence on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 101.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1912, to Edith Delashmit Fite and James V. Fite. Mary Vance attended school at Egypt and Brighton High Schools. She worked as a line supervisor at Dupont Powder Plant during WWII. Later, she worked as a sales clerk at Ellis grocery and for her brother, Walker Boyd Fite, at the Weona store in Munford. She was a community correspondent for The Covington Leader and The Millington Star.
Mary Vance was a life long member of Munford First United Methodist Church. To commemorate her 100th birthday last year, more than 150 guests attended a celebration at the church, where she was presented a “Golden Key to the City” by Munford mayor, Dwayne Cole. Two proclamations, one from the state of Tennessee and the other from Tipton County, were presented by Commissioner Bob Wilson.
Mrs. Hill was predeceased by her husband, Addison Hill, and siblings, Larry, Walter, Robert, Bill, Russell, Earl, and Pat Fite and Kate Banks. She is survived by daughters, Guelda (Dan) Harrison of Munford, Joyce Cornelius of Lynchburg, Va., and Shirley (Ace) Williams of Memphis; grandchildren Amy (Kenneth) Turnage and Emily (John) Clark of Munford, Ellen (Peyton) Morgan of Lynchburg, Va., Mark Cornelius of Virginia Beach, Va., Terry (Kent) Webb of Chattanooga, Dana (Paul) Nance of Knoxville, and Tracy Harris of Memphis. Great and great-great grandchildren residing locally: Melissa (Richard) Baugh, Haley and Garrett; Brian (Jennifer) Turnage, Bricen and Briggs. She is also survived by brother Walker Boyd Fite, and Sister Wilma France of Munford.
The family especially appreciates her caregivers, Sandra Gunn, Ann Morgan, Donna Bridges, Myra Millican and Sissy Ayers.
Memorials may be made to Munford First United Methodist Church.
The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, December 26, 2013