Felix Shelton Hill, 81, pioneer resident of Mercer County, died Saturday afternoon, December 10, 1927 at his home near Bramwell. Mr. Hill had been active until about a year ago when his condition began to fail. He had been bedfast for the past three months.
Born December 6, 1846, the deceased man was a native of Ashe County, N.C. In September 1870, he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Ellen Dixon, also of N.C. Seven children survive: Booker Jones, Jesse Franklin, Wiley McMillon Hill all of Bramwell; John Walter Hill of Roanoke; Mrs. A.D. (Cora Hill) Rice of Princeton, Misses Sessie and Nora Hill, both of Bramwell.
Mr. Hill is survived by one sister, Mrs. William Silas (Mary Jane) Perdue. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home and interment will be made in the family burial ground-the Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Dixon Hill, 77, widow of Felix Shelton Hill, died at 11 o'clock Sunday night, June 2, 1929, at her home in Bramwell. She had been a invalid for fifteen years but until about three years ago she had be able to walk around. Two months ago she was stricken with heart trouble and dropsy, which resulted in her death.
Born November 14, 1852 in Ashe County, N.C., she was a daughter of Alfred and Narsessa McMillon Dixon. She had been a member of the Coopers Methodist Church for many years and until her condition would not permit her attendance she had been active in church work. Mrs. Hill possessed many fine traits of character.
Her husband preceded her to the grave about a year and a half ago on December 10, 1927. She was also preceded in death by one infant child in 1874. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. A.D. (Cora) Rice of Princeton, Misses Sessie and Nora Hill; Booker Jones; Jesse Franklin; Wylie (spelled Wiley on Death Cert.); McMillon Hill of Bramwell and John Walter Hill of Roanoke. She also leaves the following sisters and brothers; Mrs. Lee Baker of Seattle; Mrs. Amanda Baker of Huntington; J.A. Dixon of Grant, Va. and J.M Dixon of Anderson, CA.
Funeral services will be held at the home on Bramwell Hill this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the family plot near the home the Family Hill Cemetery.