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Charles Russell Hill

November 17, 1946 — January 1, 2018

Charles Russell Hill was born on November 17, 1946 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. His parents, Godfrey D. Hill, Jr., and Ozella Johnson Hill, by example taught Christian values, integrity and ingenuity that resulted in a solid and loving family environment. He confessed his faith in Christ at a young age and was a life-long member of St. Paul AME Church where he served as an usher. He was an active and lively little boy who was always impeccably dressed and neat. He was a 1965 graduate of the now historic Peake High School in Arkadelphia. There he excelled as a student and showed tremendous enthusiasm in his studies. He was an outstanding athlete and played the drums in band. He busied himself with building lasting friendships with other students, faculty and staff. Friends and family alike called him by his nickname “Chuck”, or at times “Fat Albert”. By far he was one of the most popular students that walked the halls of Peake High School. Charles grew up to be a handsome and intelligent young man. People were drawn to his friendly smile and down to earth personality. Charles loved cars, motorcycles, and a good party. He was a Buick fanatic, and his black, white topped 76 Electra 225 was one of the cleanest cars in Arkadelphia at that time. His CB radio was his first cell phone. He was known over the radio waves with the handle “Fat Albert”. Charles met and married his high school sweetheart, the beautiful Eva Brown on May 24, 1967. Their union produced three children, Stelton, Fanita and Aaron. Although their marriage would end, they remained close friends. He was a loving father and a true disciplinarian. He was no non-sense and wanted the absolute best for his family and children. On September 1, 1995 he married Pamela L. Gray. He was the epitome of a man and hard worker. He worked for Reynolds Metal Company for 28 years before he retired. With an entrepreneur spirit he opened the West Pine Detail Shop. In his leisure time he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and listening to all types of music. His natural wit and humor could never be duplicated. He was a soul man and very fashion forward. His appearance was important, and when he stepped out of the house he was dressed from head to toe. He often posed for the camera, throwing up his trademark peace sign. Charles looked forward to every opportunity to hunt, fish or watch his favorite football team, the Chicago Bears. He was truly one of a kind and those who really knew him were able to experience the genuineness of his love. He departed this earthly journey on Monday, January 1, 2018 with his family by his side. His living was not in vain. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Vearlene Hill; three brothers, Hubert Jefferson, Jr., James K. Hill and Godfrey Hill; his wife, Pam Gray Hill (2011) and two grandsons, Jonathan M. Young (1997) and Jordan A. Bragg (2010). Fondest memories will be cherished by: his children, Stelton R. Hill of Wake Village, TX, Fanita D. (Curtis) Webb of Arkadelphia, AR, Aaron B. Hill of Arkadelphia, AR and Halie Sims of Arkadelphia, AR; a special and dear friend, Eva Hill of Arkadelphia, AR; his granddaughters, Asia T. Hill of Camden, AR, Taylor N. Hill and Erin B. Hill both of Prescott, AR; his sisters, Millie Fort of Arkadelphia, AR, Marilyn Renee Gray of Arkadelphia, AR and Viola (Douglas) Jenell Ingram of Texarkana, TX, and a brother, Sherman (Ophelia) Hill of Las Vegas, NV. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of nieces, nephews, many cousins, and the St. Paul AME Church family, who will miss him dearly.
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