Frances "Fran" Hill

September 8, 1929 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Frances “Fran” Drye Hill, 94, of Wilmington and formerly of Rockingham, North Carolina, passed away surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, February 6th, 2024. Fran was a daughter of the late Grady J. Drye and Nellie P. Harwood. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, John D. Hill, siblings Annie Louise Milliken and Grady Max Drye, and a son-in-law Christopher Rouse.

Fran was born and raised in Stanly County, North Carolina. She loved golf and playing cards with close friends. Fran was very passionate about banking. She would work for several firms as a clerk and would even go on to work for the state of North Carolina.

Fran is survived by her son, John A. “Buddy” Hill (Debbie) of Woodstock, Georgia; daughters Suzanne Stephenson (Alan) of Knightdale and Judy Rouse of Wilmington, North Carolina; granddaughters Sara Elizabeth Hill Barnes (Michael), Hannah Rouse and Hailey Rouse. Fran also leaves behind her great-granddaughter, Sophia Reagan Barnes.

A private graveside service will be held in Fran’s memory, Saturday, February 10th, 2024.
Online Condolences can be made at Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is assisting the Hill Family.

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