Timothy Hill, 35, of the Big Cove Community, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of Sandra Faye Hill of Cherokee and the late Nicodemus Bird. He was a member of Straight Fork Baptist Church and the Big Cove Stickball Team. He was a coach and brother of the Ko-la-nv-yi Indian Ball Team.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jesse Hill Sr., William and Leona Bird; and his great grandmother, Rachel Watty.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Cyrus; two brothers, Dean Hill and Pat Hill; two sisters, Lena Driver and husband Bill Driver, Joni Hill and fiancée Chris Ledford; grandmother, Yonnie Watty Hill; special companion, Donna Armachain; his right hand man John Cooper; six nephews, and four nieces, all of Cherokee.
His family and friends remember him as a man of strong faith with genuine concern for his son, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He approached life with a light heart and an appreciation for humor. He was actively involved in the Big Cove community where he dedicated many hours coaching youth in basketball and Indian Ball.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 14 at Straight Fork Baptist Church. Revs. Charles Ray Ball and James (Bo) Parris officiated with burial in the Hill Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers were his friends and family.