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Dora Martha Phifer Hill

March 29, 1918 — May 2, 2017

Dora M. Hill-Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 12 noon, at the Tabernacle  Baptist Church, for Mrs. Dora M. Hill, 99, Youngstown, who departed this life on May 2, 2017, in Heritage Manor.


Mrs. Hill was born March 29, 1918, in Vivian, WV., a daughter of  John E. and Frances E. Cole Phifer. She was a private duty nurse, from 1972 to 1980.  She was a member of the church, a Deaconess, Sunday School teacher, choir member, former president of Laura Phillips Memorial Missionary Circle, president of Morning Prayer Band, NAACP, and Urban League. Her husband, Jesse Hill, whom she married on September 21, 1979, died March 17, 1994. 

She leaves to cherish her memory; Ruby Hopson, of Youngstown, who was like a daughter to her, a god-daughter, Denise Ibaka of Columbus, a niece; Willa Mae Robinson of Darby, PA., whom she reared, 3 step-granddaughters, Margaret Smith of California, Joyce Stanford of Chicago, 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.


 She was preceded in death by her parents, stepson; Leon Hill, and step-daughter; Thelma Parker. Friends may call from 11 am to 12 noon at the church. 

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tabernacle Baptist Church

Youngstown, OH

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