Lorraine Brownfield Hill
Lorraine Brownfield Hill passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in a Chattanooga nursing home facility.
Born Frances Lorraine Brownfield on Aug. 7, 1938, in Stevenson, Ala., she and her family briefly lived in Winchester before settling in Shelbyville. She graduated from Shelbyville Central High School and in 1966, was honored as a member of the Nation’s Walking Horse Queen Court. She went on to attend business school in Nashville and worked as an executive secretary and a professional model. She appeared in some of the first color newspaper ads published by Nashville newspapers.
On Oct. 22, 1966, she married C.W. “Bud” Hill Jr. in Bedford County, and in 1969, they moved to Cleveland and began raising their family. In Cleveland, Lorraine and Bud were members of Broad Street United Methodist Church until 2004, when they moved full-time to Blairsville, Ga., and joined Grace Presbyterian Church PCA. Along the way, she worked very hard supporting her husband in his business and as his helper on Hill-Vue Farm, raising registered Polled Herefords and Black Angus cattle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.W. “Bud” Hill Jr.; parents, Robert Jackson Brownfield and Frances Cameron Potts; brothers, Sam Brownfield and Jack Brownfield; and sister, Betty Grace Potts Curlee.
She is survived by her children: Cameron Hill (Sally) of Lookout Mountain; Ashley Hogg (Paul) of Suffolk, Va., and Cooper Hill (Kathy) of Cleveland: grandchildren: Maggie, Lizzie and Strobe Hill, Caroline, Campbell and Frances Hogg, and Walker, Emmaline and Spencer Hill; sister, Susan Stewart (Mike) of Shelbyville; brother,Tom Potts of Shelbyville; brothers-in-law, Robert Hill (Kathy) of Nashville and Larry Curlee of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Barbara Brownfield of Cleveland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family thanks the numerous caregivers from Home Instead, of Blairsville; The Lantern at Morning Pointe in Collegedale, the Health Center at Standifer Place in Chattanooga, and Hospice of Chattanooga, who cared for her along her journey through Alzheimer’s.
A graveside service will be held in the Hill Family section at Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Blairsville, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, with Dr. Jon Jacobs officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deacon’s Fund at Grace Presbyterian Church, Blairsville.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville.
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