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David B. Hill, Jr.

Springfield, AR, 1926 - 2010

David B. Hill Jr. (D.B.) took his hand from the plow for the final time on Saturday, June 12, 2010. "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die: a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted:" Ecc 3:1,2 D. B. was the eldest of four children born Jan. 24, 1926 in Oppello to David and Irene (Ledbetter) Hill. Most of his life was spent in Martinville on the farm he dearly loved. He was a perfectionist with his crops and cattle and took pride in his land. He lived his life as straight as the furrows he plowed. D. B. was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Faye Moreno. He is survived by his wife Donna Belle Hill and a daughter, Emily Hill of Martinville; a sister, Jean Dyer of Charlottesville, Va.; and a brother, Charles Hill of Bee Branch, Ark. He was fortunate to have many nieces and nephews and their children who remember him teaching them life on the farm, taking tractor rides and taking care of the animals. D. B. served in WWII and saw action with the 1st Infantry Division. He returned from the war and married his soul mate, right hand, and wife, Donna Belle Bughman together they farmed at a time when small family farms were viable enterprises. He worked with Donna Belle to maintain the Martinville Cemetery and support from his neighbors. The last three years, he made many good friends at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab as he cared for his wife there and other residents as well. Funeral services will be at Roller McNutt Chapel in Greenbrier, June 15, 2010 at 3 p.m.. Don Stephens and Todd Stephens will hold the service. Burial will be in Martinville Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, June 14, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pallbearers are: Ralph Webb, Charles Riddle, Freddy Tindall, Grady Martin, Gerald Fitzgerald, Sidney Fitzgerald. Honorary pallbearers are Nick Mahan, Dwight Kellar and Drew Kelso. Memorials may be made to the Martinville Cemetery or St. Judes Children's hospital. A special thank you to Freddy Tindall for his tireless devotion to D.B. and the family. Also, a thank you to Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab for their kindness and special care during his recovery from an accident in February and the ensuing cancer that took his life. "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold." Proverbs 22:1. Online guestbook

Published June 14, 2010

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