James “Jim” Hill

August 3, 1952 – July 20, 2022 

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – James “Jim” Hill, 69, resident of Blue Ridge and former resident of Lingle, Wyoming, passed away July 20 after a battle with heart disease. Jim inspired many young lives at Kingman Unified Schools as a U.S. history teacher and wrestling coach. He was passionate about horticulture and woodworking and enjoyed his time serving on the leadership board of the Smoky Mountain Foothills Chapter of United Marriage Encounter in North Georgia. He will be remembered for his steady and kind nature.

Preceded in death by John and Mary Hill, brother John David Hill. Survived in death by wife Laurie (Waguespack) Hill; son Christopher Hill; stepdaughters Holly (Hill) Floyd, Ansley Hill. Kaylin (Hill) Pannell; step grandchildren Judah and Levi Floyd; sister Judy (Hill) Hunter; former wife Dorothy (Dot) Hill and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Sep. 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the Hinton Center in Hayesville, North Carolina. Memorials may be sent to United Marriage Encounter: https://unitedmarriage.com/donate/. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.