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Larry Michael Hill
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Funeral services for Larry Michael Hill, educator, 64, of Demorest, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Clarkesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Grady Walden and the Rev. David Turner officiating. Burial followed in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Hill died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

Born November 15, 1949, in Clarkesville, he was the son of the late Claude and Dora Lucy Sloan Hill. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Ellen Hill Dyer Williams, Helen Ann Hill; and brother, Louis Henry Hill.

He was a graduate of North Habersham High school, Piedmont College, and the University of Georgia, with both master’s and specialist degrees. Mr. Hill was a member of Clarkesville Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and taught the Boaz Sunday School class for a number of years. He was also a member of the Habersham Rotary Club.

Mr. Hill was assistant principal and taught at North Hall High School; assistant principal at Habersham Central High School, and was principal at South Habersham Middle School for more than 20 years, from which he retired. He continued in the Habersham County school system as principal of the Alternative School and was appointed interim school superintendent. Mr. Hill was presently serving as administrative assistant for facilities. He had a passion for education and dedicated his life to it.

Mr. Hill loved his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included gardening, which he loved, farming, fishing, hunting and spending time outdoors.

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Betty Ann Sutton Hill of Demorest; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Leah Hill of Ellijay; daughter and fiancé, Brandi Hill Moore and David Thompson of Demorest; grandchildren, Coleman Michael Hill, Alexander Warren Hill, Ethan James Tomlin and Luke Joseph Moore; sisters, Peggy Hill Taylor of Clarkesville, Betty Hill Draucker Chokos of Savannah; a number of nieces, nephews and close friends.

Memorials may be made to the Habersham County Alternative School, c/o Habersham County Board of Education, P.O. Box 70, Clarkesville, GA 30523.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the Hill family may do so by visiting

Arrangements were in care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.

The Northeast Georgian

Wednesday, January 22, 2014