Frances Arlene Thomas Hill, age 63, of Paducah,Ky., formerly of Earlington, entered into her eternal rest at 5:37 a.m. Tuesday September 7, 2021 at Columbus Regional Health Hospital in Columbus, Indiana. Born July 6, 1958 in Madisonville, she was the daughter of the late Hobert Thomas and Hiawatha Simms Thomas. She was baptized at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Earlington, was a U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and Army National Guard Veteran, and graduate of Paducah Community College where she obtained an associate's degree. She loved reading, working puzzles, and was an avid painter. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 15 years Edward Hill. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memories two sons David Branch of Columbus and Joseph Branch of Paducah; two daughters Alicia Branch and Kaltiki Johnson both of Paducah; one brother The Reverend Donald (Beverly) Thomas of Earlington; two sisters Janet Isabell and Charmaine Brown both of Madisonville; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces and three nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends. Her life will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday September 15 at Elliott Mortuary Chapel. The Reverend Terrance Minor will officiate. Burial will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday September 17 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville with military honors performed by the U.S. Navy and Pennyrile/Christian County Honor Guards. Visitation and wake services will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday September 15 at the funeral home. Elliott Mortuary in Madisonville is in charge of her arrangements and where condolences can be shared at www.elliottmortuarycares.com.
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