Reatha Faye Martin-Hill, age 71 of Oneida, TN passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, TN due to complications of COPD, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Elk Valley, TN on July 20, 1950, she was the youngest daughter of the late William and Ollie Martin. Reatha Faye, known as Faye by her friends and family, had 6 siblings. She was raised in the Gum Fork community and graduated from Oneida High School. On November 17, 1970, she married Carroll (Carl) Hill.
She loved to fish and camp, flowers and gardening, and animals. She cherished her family and loved ones, and spending time with them. She enjoyed running the roads and shopping adventures with her 2 sisters, Rosetta and Virgie. She enjoyed gospel music and cherished her Savior. She was a sweet, kind, and humble person. Many people called her their friend, and many would lovingly think of her as a second mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 38 years, Carroll Hill; brothers, Verldon Martin, Jerry Martin, and James (Bunny) Martin; nephews, Donnie Foster and Jamie Martin; niece, Melissa Overton; sister-in-law, Linda Martin; and dear friends, Garret and Betty Muse.
Faye is survived by 2 daughters, Carla and husband David King of Oneida, TN and Carolyn Faye and husband Allen Green of Huntsville, TN; 2 sons, Billy Hill and wife Carolyn Sue (Shortie) of Huntsville, TN and Michael Hill of Oneida, TN; 12 grandchildren, Kristina (Jason) Winnie, Charlie (Junior) Greene, Cody (Carrie) Laxton, Lexi King (Trey), Jace King, David Michael King (Destiny), Corissa Williams, Bradley Williams, Austin Godsey, Brycen Godsey, Mikey Hill, and Conner Hill; 6 great grandchildren, Waylon Winnie, CaDee Winnie, Bella Winnie, Braxton Winnie, Parker Braden, and Aubrie Laxton; sisters, Rosetta Overton of Oneida and Virgie Foster of Greenville, TN; brother, Willard Martin and wife Missy of Oneida, TN; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Friends may visit with the Hill family on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 3 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 5 p.m. in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Muse officiating. Music will be provided by the Muse Family.
Committal service will follow in the Green Cemetery in Anderson Hollow. Pallbearers will be: Jerry Martin, Roy Overton, Denny Overton, Colton Martin, Dylan Martin, and Trey Champion.
West-Murley Funeral Home is serving the family of Reatha Faye Martin-Hill.
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