Sylvester “Sonny” Hill, 63, of the Big Cove Community, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 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; 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 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 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 p.m. Monday until 12 a.m. 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.