The Newnan Times-Herald


Margaret Ophelia Goodson Hill

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Mar. 15, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Margaret Ophelia Goodson Hill, 91, joined the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

She was born on June 9, 1927, to Hugh and Seba Goodson of Franklin, Ga. Margaret graduated from Heard County High School and received an associate degree in Elementary Education from West Georgia College. While putting herself through college, she also found time to participate in college life as a cheerleader, an activity that she remembered fondly throughout her life – including some of her favorite cheers transformed in later years for her favorite Georgia Bulldogs.

Margaret met her beloved husband of 57 years, Benjamin Grady Hill, Jr., also from Heard
County, while he was on leave during World War II. They were married at Franklin Methodist Church on December 3, 1950.

After their marriage, they lived in Atlanta and Avondale Estates, Georgia, as well as Raleigh and High Point, North Carolina. They returned to Georgia in 1972 and were College Park residents for over 10 years. In 1984 they moved to the family farm in Franklin, Georgia. In 2005, they made their final move together to Newnan, Georgia.

Margaret, known to everyone as "Bog," was vivacious, loving and a person of strong faith. She was committed to and supportive of her family in all their endeavors. Bog enjoyed being involved with her church wherever she lived: First United Methodist Church of High Point; Franklin United Methodist Church; College Park United Methodist Church; and First United Methodist Church of Newnan.

She was particularly proud of her service on the women’s auxiliary of the Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Bog had a great sense of humor and was always concerned about the well-being of others.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Grady Hill, Jr.

She is survived by her children, Ben and Sharon (Nelson) Hill of Black Mountain, N.C., and Cindy (Hill) and Ed Banks of Darien, Conn., along with her grandchildren, Liza Hill, and Colin and Claire Banks. She also has two nieces and a nephew, including Pat (Goodson) and Larry McGrady, Dianne (Goodson) and Donnie Dunlap and Buddy Goodson, as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

The Hill and Banks families would also like to thank Bog’s dear friend, Fred Ozment, for his love and support over the last few years and Bog’s next door neighbor and “adopted daughter,” Kathy Howard, who was Bog’s angel on earth. They would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and other dedicated health care professionals and home care assistants who were part of Bog’s life in the later years.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at Franklin United Methodist
Church in Franklin, Ga. Interment will follow in the Franklin City Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church. The family will receive guests Thursday afternoon from 12:30-1:45 at Franklin United Methodist Church, 314 Main Street, Franklin, GA 30217.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Franklin United
Methodist Church, 314 Main Street, Franklin, GA, 30217.

The Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements.