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Melvin A. “John” Hill

A funeral service celebrating the life of Melvin A. “John” Hill, 77, of Thornville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Thornville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Cynthia K. Cross officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery.

John was born in Middle Fork of Blue Creek, WV, on November 3, 1940, to the late John Leslie and Mable Isabella (Martin) Hill. He went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 1, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was a faithful member of Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ in Amsterdam, for many years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with family.  He spent most of his life making sure everyone else had what they needed.  He loved doing for others and was a very loving, kind, generous person, and will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet Hill, whom he married June 30, 1960; three children, Lisa (Kevin) Gardner of Somerset, Sheila Hill of Thornville, and Eric (Amy) Hill of Thornville; eight grandchildren, Brianna (Dave) Mosser, Brea Sulfridge, Brittaney Roecke, Ryan Cremeans, Meleigha, Makell, Mason, and Makennah Hill; one great grandchild, Sylvania Sulfridge; one sister, Janet Huddleston of TN; two loving sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie; and sister, Susie.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of John to the Perry County Cancer Alliance.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Visit to share a special memory about John or to sign an online guest book.

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for John and the Hill family.

You can rest now Dad, you’re home!

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