|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1939|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 2012|
North Carolina, USA
Mr. Alton M. Hill, age 73, of Rural Hall, passed away on December 24th, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center.
Mr. Hill was born on July 22nd, 1939 in Stokes county to the late Gabe Hill and Treva Kiser Hill. He worked at Wake Forest University for 37 ½ years in administration and as a police chief. Mr. Hill was a dedicated husband and father who loved his family so dearly and never met a stranger, young or old, and made friends with all whom he met.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Cathy Hill of the home, one son Alton "Mickey" McKiver Hill II (Sebrina) of Winston Salem, one daughter Allison Michelle Hill Duncan (Cathy) of Kernersville, five grandchildren Cara Leigh Duncan and Corbin Logan Duncan of Kernersville, Taylor Lee Hill, Alexander McKiver Hill, and Olivia Allison Hill of Winston Salem. He also leaves behind very special friends Ken Hartman, Ozzie Snyder, Marion Snyder, Brenda Allen, Roy Allen, Al Self, and Barbara Self.
A funeral service for Mr. Hill will be conducted on Saturday December 29th, 2012 at 2pm at Huff Funeral Home with Pastor Walter Brewer officiating. The family will receive friends from 1pm-2pm prior to the service. Burial will follow at New Home United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to New Home United Methodist Church at 3232 Smithtown Road East Bend, NC 27018 or to the Forsyth Humane Society at 61 Miller Street Winston Salem, NC 27104.
Alton M. Hill Sr., the former chief of the Wake Forest University Police Department, died Monday of cardiac arrest at Forsyth Medical Center, a relative said. Hill was 73.
Alton "Mickey" Hill II of Winston-Salem said Thursday that his father was a loving husband and family man.
"He was just a great guy," Hill said of his father. "He was outgoing, and he would help anyone."
Alton Hill served as the WFU police chief from 1973 until the mid-1980s, said Regina Lawson, the current chief of the university police department. He began his career at Wake Forest as a patrol officer, according to a 1982 article about Hill in the Winston-Salem Journal.
He continued to work as a university administrator until he retired in June 2008.
"He was a very pleasant person and well liked by the students and staff at Wake Forest," Lawson said.
In 1982, Hill was elected president of the N.C. Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, an organization Hill helped create, Lawson said.
"He was always smiling, and he always had an upbeat, positive attitude," she said. "He was a compassionate person. He will be missed."
Hill also was a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Administrators, the N.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association and the International Association of Credit Card Investigators.
During his retirement, he started his own book publishing company, and he served as treasurer of the Poindexter Descendants Association.
In 2010, he appeared in the premiere of "Paranormal State: The New Class," which aired Nov. 21, 2010, on the A&E TV network. The program focused on Hill's ancestors on his mother's side of their family.
Hill worked with the show's producers on the program, according to his website.
A year later, his company, Al Hill's Desktop Home Publishing Co., published "The Exciting Life and Times of Sheriff Gerald K. Hege."
Hege rose to national fame as the self-described toughest sheriff in the country before resigning after being convicted of two felonies. He served as the sheriff of Davidson County from 1994 to 2004.
In September 2003, Hege was indicted on 15 felony counts. The case included affidavits from more than 20 sheriff's officers and staff members accusing him of embezzling county money, driving at 150 mph or more on the interstate when there was no apparent emergency, using racial profiling to target minorities and inappropriately using county money on expenses for his family. He pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice. He was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation, which he completed in 2007.
Hege ran for Davidson County sheriff in 2010, but lost to incumbent Sheriff David Grice. Hege couldn't be reached Thursday to comment on Hill's death.
Hill's funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Huff Funeral Home in East Bend, according to his obituary.
New Home Methodist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Plot: New Home
Created by: Esther Johnson
Record added: Dec 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102702089