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Allie B. Hill



13:00 on 2018-02-23
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37013

Visitation with the Family:
11:00 on 2018-02-24
Cherry Grove Baptist Church, 4078 Yeargan Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Celebration of Life:
12:00 on 2018-02-24
Cherry Grove Baptist Church, 4078 Yeargan Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128

The Service of Committal & Interment:
13:00 on 2018-02-24
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro,TN

Allie B. Luster - Cross Hill was born on September 10, 1927 in Salem, Tennessee to Lottie B. North - Luster - Cross and Tom Luster, though she always stated that Dave Cross, Sr. was the father she grew up with. She would always tell the story her mother told her how she was born at home by a mid-wife. She would say that she was born and lived in a two room house (a bedroom, kitchen and living room combined) in the Salem Community. She attended Kimbro Elementary School, and in her dedication to learning, she would walk ten miles to school every day (five miles there and five miles back). Her favorite subjects were English and Reading and she always participated in the "Spelling Bee" Competition. Her favorite games were hop scotch, jumping rope and hide-n-seek. She often told how her mother sewed all her clothes when she was smail, which she was not always happy about, but she knew her mother did the best she could. She once told the story of her favorite childhood memory when she spent the night with "Big Momma and Papa Dink" when she was six years old. She said when the darkness came she was ready to go home so she climbed in a chair and turned the clock hand forward. She thought moving the hands forward, her grandparents would take her home, "but it didn't work out that way," as she stated.

Allie B. gave her life to Jesus at an early age and was baptized at Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend A.L. Murray, where she attended faithfully until her health no longer allowed her. Her passion to serve led her to sing in the Children's Choir, the Senior Choir, Choir No.1, Choir No.2 and the Gospel Choir. Allie B.'s favorite solo was "Walk in the Light", which she sang just recently at Cherry Grove Church. That same nurturing virtue persuaded her to serve diligently on the Publicity Committee and Program Committee. Allie B. had a special compassion and love for little children and young people, her face would light up when they were around .

Allie B. often stated that she met her one and only true love, Eugene "Gene" Hill, while attending Cherry Grove Church. ,They were married in 1943 in Georgia. Allie was very proud of her family and their accomplishments. When you would ask Allie what she enjoys doing, cooking was at the top of the list. Her love of cooking was credited to recipes handed down to her from previous generations. She was well- known throughout the community for her cooking and baking, and was also known as the "Ice Cream Lady" throughout the community.

Through the years she has had many jobs: her first job was as a cook at Lock's Elementary School where she worked for eight years for only fifty-cents a day. She worked at Roses Department Store for three years, The Cotton Patch Clothing Store for four years where she started in the stockroom, but the owners were so impressed with her working skills and attire, they allowed her to work on the floor selling clothes a few hours a day. After leaving the Cotton Patch for something with , benefits, she went to work for Chromalox Factory and retired after eighteen years of service. After her retirement, Allie B. devoted her life to pleasing others with her cooking and baking- and making ice cream with her "secret recipe", until her health began to fail. Allie B. has won several community cooking competitions 'in the community as well as awards for her ice cream. In addition to her ice cream and baking awards, she won the Heritage Day Turnip Green Cook off Competition in 2006. Allie B. had many talents and her most loved talent was making designer throw pillows and quilts.

It goes without saying, Allie B. was well loved and cherished by those who knew her. Allie B. entered into a peaceful transition on Monday, February 19,2018 at 3:30 a.m. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Hill; her parents, Dave Cross and Lottie B. North Cross; two sisters, Dorothy Cross and Linda Cross - Robinson.

Her precious memories will forever be treasured by her devoted son, Gene (Thida) Andrew Hill who was faithfully by her side during her illness and transition; loving grandchildren, Tim Hill (Christy) and Angelita Hill; great-granddaughter, Timesha Hill; great-great grandson, Zayaon Thompson; five siblings, who will miss her loving, caring and sassy ways, Mattie Pearl Smith, Dave (Ann) Cross, Robert Cross, Bishop Joe (Ann) Cross and Addie J. Woods; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, whom she loved so dearly; she will be dearly remembered by devoted family and friends, Cindy Singleton, Virginia Tyson, Regina Turner, Ophelia-Randolph Shirley Green, her devoted church family, and her loving and caring telephone buddies.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

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Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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