Sylvester Hill

Obituary of Sylvester Calvin Hill

Sylvester “Sonny” Hill, 63, of the Big Cove community passed away peacefully Friday, January 25, 2019. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of the late Jesse and Yonnie Watty Hill and husband of the late Barbara Sequoyah Hill.


He was preceded in death by his nephew, Timothy Lane Hill and niece, Cecily “Dani” Hill; and numerous aunts and uncles.


Sonny is survived by four daughters, Lavita Hill and fiancé Ethan Ledford, Sunnie Clapsaddle and husband Ethan, Natalie Grant and husband Zahay, Jolena Sampson Hill and partner Marshall; nine grandchildren, Aura, Aia, and Raven Johnson; Tawodi, and Dawson “Goo” Clapsaddle; Anagalisgi, Iya, and Koa Grant; Jacoby Sampson; three brothers, Eddie, Butch, and Jay Hill; sister, Sandy Hill; and special companion, Harriet Sampson.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday at Straight Fork Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Ray Ball will officiate with burial in the Yonnie Hill Family Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm Monday until 12:00 am Tuesday at the church.


Pallbearers will be Lupe Solis, Dean Hill, Pat Hill, Nick Hill, Kyler Hill, Chris Ledford, Bill Driver, Ethan Clapsaddle, Ethan Ledford, and Damian Solis and grandsons.

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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday, January 28, 2019
Straight Fork Baptist Church
Big Sove Loop
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Straight Fork Baptist Church
Big Cove Loop
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

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Yonnie Hill Family Cemetery
Soggy Hill Road
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
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