The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Jehovah Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment will follow 2:00 P.M., in the Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
He was born on May 18, 1929 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late LeDruh Hill and the late Susie Mae Kleckley Foster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Napper Hill; his first wife, Barbara Rolex Hill; brother, L. C. Johnson; and two granddaughters, Monica and Veronica Henry.
He was the Pastor at New Pond Baptist Church in Oglethorpe, Georgia and Union Oak Grove Baptist Church in Andersonville, Georgia. He was employed with Robins Air Force Base and Metalux. He was also the owner and proprietor of the Hills Grocery Store. He was president of We Care Corporation. In the community, he was an active member of the Ministerial Alliance; the Southwest Georgia Missionary Baptist Association; the Oglethorpe Benevolent Society, Inc.; past president of the Macon County Branch N.A.A.C.P.; the Riverview Senior Citizens Center and the Men Civic Club. Reverend Hill served as a Spiritual Counselor for the civil right leaders all across Central Georgia. He was a Corporal in the United States Army.
He was united in Holy matrimony to the former Georgia Napper. To this union, they were blessed with one son.
Survivors are two children, Napoleon Hill, Jr. (Pamela), Montezuma, Georgia and Harriett Harris (Leroy), Manchester, Georgia; two grandchildren, Terrance Henry, Manchester, Georgia and Shantelle Joiner Brown (Ricky), Savannah, Georgia; two great grandchildren, LeGareon Mason, Manchester, Georgia and Bryce Brown, Savannah, Georgia; two nieces, Marilyn Worthy (Emmitt, Sr.), Montezuma, Georgia and Brenda Kleckley (Willie C., Sr.), Oglethorpe, Georgia; one nephew, Leonard Johnson (Belinda), Montezuma, Georgia; mother-in-law, Cora Mae Napper, Columbus, Georgia; two brothers-in-law, Henry Napper (Mary), Bloomfield, Connecticut and Willie Napper (Jean), Lithonia, Georgia; three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Smith, Windsor, Connecticut, Christine Brown (Charlie), Atlanta, Georgia, and Frances Quiney, Bellville, Michigan; aunt, Fannie Lee Oliver, Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends, including three devoted friends, J.W. West, Montezuma, Georgia, Betty Jean Johnson, Saint Petersburg, Florida, Catherine Melvin, Montezuma, Georgia, and the Montezuma Health and Rehabilitation Center Staff.