James Albert Butch Hill

James Albert Butch HillMr. James Albert “ Butch” Hill, Jr., 67 of St. Marys passed away early Wednesday morning, September 2nd, 2009 at St. Vincent Medical Center.

Mr. Hill was a Jefferson County, New York native, born in Watertown on July 13th, 1942. He is the son of the late James and Ruth Gabaugh Hill; Sr. James graduated from Charlton County High School in 1960. After graduation from High School, James decided to join the United States Navy.

After six dedicated years to our country he decided to depart from the Navy and pursue a career with the St. Marys Railroad. Mr. Hill dedicated many years of hard work to the Railroad. He retired after 20 years of service. James dedicated his retirement years to spending every day he could with his wife. He made sure all of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren knew how much he loved them. He is a wonderful man who will be missed greatly.

Mr. Hill is survived by his children, Willie “Mackie” Woods, III and Kim (Byron) McKendree both of St. Marys, his sister, Sondra Woodside of Natural Bridge, NY; his grandchildren, Stephen (Erica)Woods, Brandie Gowen, Whittney (Zack Ruffell) Woods and Tera Foster; and Alexis Marie and Briana Ruffell all of St. Marys. Be sides his parents, Mr. Hill was also predeceased by his beloved wife of 35 years Loretta Turner Hill, who passed in 2007 and his sister, Sherry Sturtz.

A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 PM, Thursday September 3rd, 2009 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 10 AM Friday September 4th, 2009 in the Wainwright Chapel at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Curtis presiding. Interment will be held privately.

July 13, 1942 – September 2, 2009 

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