Maxwell Lee “Max” Hill, 99 of Dumas passed away peacefully on November 20, 2021, at his home.
He was born January 4, 1922, in Lonoke to the late Earnest Lee and Beulah Napier Hill.
Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margie Sue Moreland Hill; one son, Dwight Lee Hill, five brothers Gene, Norwood, Jude, Bo and Tossie Hill.
Max lived a very full life, he loved to work in his yard and duck hunting was his passion. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone that needed it. He loved his family very much.
Mr. Hill was a deacon at Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church. He was 33rd degree Mason, a member of Lodge # 547 in Dumas and the Lonoke Lodge, and was a Master Mason for 78 years. He was also Deputy District Grand Master, a board member of Wells Bayou Water Shed, Riceland Foods and was elected to Who’s Who of Arkansas. Max was a farmer at Max Hill Farms for many years. He was also a veteran in the United States Army as PFC from 1941-1942.
He is survived by one son, Hal Stanley (Sherry) Hill of Dumas; one daughter, Marilyn Ann (Ted) Martin of Dumas; a sister, Beulah Mae Pearson of Cabot; three brothers, Ted Hill of Dumas, Rich Hill of Cabot, and Sonny Hill of Summerville, Georgia; eight grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
A walk-through visitation, due to Covid, will be held Monday, November 22, from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church in Winchester with graveside service at 2 p.m. at Hopedale Cemetery. Rev. Johnny Brewster will officiate. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made in memory of Max to Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church, 1151 E. Choctaw, Dumas, AR 71639.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.