DEXTER - Clara J. Hill, 105, died Feb. 23, 2006, in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center at Dexter.
Born Feb. 5, 1901, near Lick Creek, daughter of the late Edgar and Addie Sifford Chasteen, she was a homemaker and a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church. She owned and operated the Hill General Store north of Dudley for 30 years and was a volunteer for the Dexter Senior Center for 20 years.
In 1922, she married Benjamin F. Hill who preceded her in death on April 17, 1972.
Four brothers, Otto Chasteen, Elvis Chasteen, Rube Chasteen and Claude Chasteen; and one sister, Bessie Chasteen McLain, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son, William "Bill" Hill of Auburn Hills, Mich.; two daughters, Bessie Hill Bridges of Puxico and Josephine Hill Lee of Dexter; six grandchildren, Donna Bridges-Bailey, Mike Bridges, Mickey Lee Tuley, Pam Hill Treat, Kent Bridges and Bruce Bridges; six great-grandchildren, Scott Bailey, Amy Bailey, Jennifer Tuley Rowland, Joe Bridges, Megan Bridges and Ross Bridges; and four great-great-grandchildren, Emma Bailey, Betsy Bailey, Harrison Scott Bailey and Brayton Bridges.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Kermit Patton will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Sadler Chapel Cemetery near Dexter.