Helen Marion Hogan Hill

Tue, 11/17/2009 - 5:11pm
By: The Citizen

Helen Marion Hogan Hill, 104, Tampa, died Nov. 9, 2009. She was born Nov. 5, 1905 in Fayette County. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Gayden and Nancy Matilda Horton Wilkins, and husbands, Alton P. Hogan, and George H. Hill. She learned to count by helping her mother pay workers for picking cotton on their farm. At 14 she was sent to Georgia State Normal School, Athens, a boarding school that soon became part of the University of Georgia. After World War II, she obtained a teacher's degree from Oglethorpe University, Atlanta.

In the 1920's she became the first Home Demonstration Agent in White County and owned one of the first automobiles produced with a self-starter. She later moved to Canton in the same role, and there she married Hogan. They moved to Marietta in 1940. After World War II, she became supervisor of lunchrooms for the Marietta schools system and held that position until retirement. Graveside services were at the New Hope Church Cemetery, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Hug Kirby officiating. Survivors include sons A. Paul and Charlene Hogan, and G. W. and Elaine Hogan, Sanibel Island, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of local arrangements.

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