TIM MARSALIS HILL II

Sept. 1, 1931 – Jan. 9, 2021

Funeral services for Mr. Tim Marsalis Hill II, 89, of Bude, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Midway Cemetery in Meadville with the Rev. Ben Goff officiating.

Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Meadville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Mr. Hill was called home to his Lord and Savior Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

He was born Sept. 1, 1931, as the oldest son of the late Tim M. Hill and Eloyce Corban Hill Temple. Born in Brookhaven, Mr. Hill attended Meadville High School and graduated from Chamberlain Hunt Academy in Port Gibson.

After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Korean Conflict aboard the U.S.S. Kearsarge and the U.S.S. Boxer. After completing his tours of duty, he returned to Mississippi and enrolled at Mississippi State University.

It was during his early 20s that Mr. Hill lost his left arm in an accident in the oilfield.

In 1962, he married his beloved wife, Beverly King, and proceeded to make his home in Franklin County.

Mr. Hill was an agent and agency manager with the Southern Farm Bureau Companies for 44 years.

He was a breeder of American Red Brahman cattle.

Along with his step-father, Walter N. Temple, Mr. Hill established Temple Hill Farm.

Tim and his son proceeded to show and export Brahman cattle across the United States and around the world.

He served in numerous leadership roles in the county, including the Dixie Youth baseball program as scorekeeper and treasurer, as well as with the Franklin County Fair Association as president for numerous years.

A life-long member of Meadville Baptist Church, Mr. Hill served on numerous committees and as a deacon.

He loved young people. Not only his children and grandchildren, but all the children of Franklin County. He could be found at almost every Franklin County football and baseball game cheering on his beloved Bulldogs.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his step-father, Walter N. Temple (Doc); and his brother, Tommy Hill.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly King Hill; his son, Trey Hill (Susan) of Bude; his daughter, Corban Hill Crain (Andrew) of Kennesaw, Ga.; his sister, Gail Temple Bowen (Bev) of Plano, Texas; his brother, Dr. Van Temple of Jackson; five grandchildren, Amanda Hill, Andy Crain, Meredith Crain, Emily Hill and Ben Crain; and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Hill can be made to Midway Cemetery or Meadville Baptist Church.

To share condolences, visit www.franklinfh.com.

Franklin Funeral Home of Meadville was in charge of arrangements.

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