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 Rufus Perry “Uncle Rip” Hill

Rufus Perry “Uncle Rip” Hill

Birth
Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA
Death 28 Oct 2012 (aged 89)
Delaware, USA
Burial Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 100047918 · View Source
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Rufus Perry Hill (Uncle Rip) passed over and began his eternal life on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at Heartland Hospice of Delaware in Pike Creek.

During his 91 year journey, he accomplished many things. He graduated from Palmer Institute in North Carolina. He served his country honorably in WWII in the Battle of Normandy Theater, in Belgium, Brussels, and Austria where he was reunited with brothers James and Nathan.

Rufus retired from Bell Atlantic in Pennsylvania. Rufus was the son of the late James and Bertha (Webb) Hill of Anderson, South Carolina.

He was the beloved nephew of Rev. Claude and Mrs. Hattie (Webb) Epps (deceased), and Mr. Nathan Marie (Webb) Traile (deceased). He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, James and Harriett Hill and cousin, Alice Cunningham-Tildon.

In the fondness of his memories and the goodness of his loving kindness, Rufus leaves his brother, Nathan Sylvester Hill (Floscene); 3 devoted nieces, Jacqueline Washington (Don) of Texas, Victoria and Sharon Hill of Wilmington, DE.

He is also survived by cousins, Janice Tildon-Burton of Wilmington, Geraldine Smith of Philadelphia, PA, and Beatrice, Claude and Carlton Epps; lifelong devoted friends, Tom O'Leary, Carol Frazier, and Carrie Mason of Philadelphia.

Rufus' journey was peaceful, compassionate and dignified as illness/cancer deteriorated his affect. Most of all, Rufus shared a deep love with his last remaining brother. Their love for each other was unyielding and remains unscathed. The family asks that you celebrate his life and celebrate his legacy each day.


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  • Created by: Max
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100047918
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus Perry “Uncle Rip” Hill (28 Nov 1922–28 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100047918, citing Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Max (contributor 47012705) .