WEST POINT – Harrel Edward Hill Jr., 58, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was born March 1, 1955, in Woodland to Louise Hamby Hill and Harrel Edward Hill Sr.
He served as a minister of music for 38 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and First Christian Church.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at First Christian Church with Chaplain Al Carden officiating and the Rev. Larry Ferguson assisting. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Louise Hamby Hill of West Point; three sisters, Susie and Eric McNair of Pearl, Amy and Keith Elliott of Brandon, and Joy and Willie Edwards of West Point; one brother, Mark and Holli Hill of West Point; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pete and Mattie Lou Griffin Hamby, and Harlard and Bonnie Franklin Hill.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of First Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P. O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236; or to Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 800 Avery Blvd., Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157-5225; or to the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter, 1212 Tibbee Road, West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.