Ann Hill Whitworth, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at her home in Purlear. She was born in Erwin on Nov. 12, 1935, to Frank Weaver Sr. and Elsie Horrell Weaver.

Mrs. Whitworth was formerly employed at Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company and retired from Duke Medical Center. She was a member of Greystone Baptist Church until her move to Purlear in 2007. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Purlear until her passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Roy Hill, and her husband, Donald Whitworth.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Hill Yates of Purlear; her son, Frederick A. Hill of Durham; three grandsons, Ross B. Yates, and wife, Andrea, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Brett J. Yates of Millers Creek and Mark C. Yates of Purlear; and three great-grandchildren, Finley Madison Yates, Bennett Reid Yates and Cooper Hill Yates.

A memorial service will be held June 29, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Greystone Baptist Church on Hillsborough Road in Durham. A private burial at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham will follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Wake Forest Care at Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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