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Thurman Preston Hill, Jr.

February 23, 1928 ~ March 28, 2019 (age 91)

Thurman Preston Hill, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Brooks Howell Home.

Preston, as he was fondly known, was a native of Asheville and a son of the late Thurman Preston Hill, Sr. and Jamie Drake Hill.

Preston proudly worked for the Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Company as a Mailer in the Distribution Center. He retired after 43 years of service.  For 62 years, he was a member of Ivy Hill Baptist Church and served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. Preston was a resident of Lee Ave. for 58 years and enjoyed being a good neighbor to the other residents. 

Preston was preceded in death by a special cousin, Emily Ballard.

Surviving family include his wife of 62 years, Juanita Emory Hill; daughter, Carole Martin (Joel); grandson, Clint Martin; granddaughter, Anna Martin; brother-in-law, Worth Emory (Marie); sister-in-law, Marjorie Emory; other relatives and friends.

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