Charlsie Ralene Hill of Tom Bean, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, Texas, at the age of 83.
Charlsie was born on January 5, 1935 to Emmett Weldon Cooper and Margaret Clarice (Hicks) Cooper in Ambrose, Texas. She was daddy’s girl who loved being a Majorette, acting as captain during her Junior and Senior years. She was married at 18 to Gene Cowan, and together they had a daughter, Bobbie. After Gene’s passing, Charlsie met Bub Hill, to whom she would be married for 58 years. When Charlsie wasn’t listening to Vince Gill, she could be found at the First Baptist Church of Tom Bean for Sunday school, the beauty parlor with friends, watching the Texas Rangers in her favorite chair, playing dominoes, or spending time with her family: Bub, their daughter Tammie, and her husband Don Thorpe; son-in-law Dennis and his wife Carol Southerland; grandchildren Amber and Shane Pennell, Caleb and Misty Southerland, Jenny and Kevin Nowakowski, Don and Emi Thorpe, Drew and Erin Thorpe; great grandchildren Colby and Megan Pennell, Meredith and Emmy Pennell, Kason and Carter Southerland, Ellie Thorpe and all her cousins, nieces and nephews. Whether it was cheering on the grandkids at their Tomcat games, teaching them to knit and crochet, spending countless hours in conversations with them, or enjoying all the pranks played amongst the family, Charlsie (Mamaw, Nana, or Grandma) was always quick with a kind word, and quicker with her infectious laughter.
Charlsie was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Gene, daughter Bobbie Cowan Southerland, and sister Helen Jean Dexheimer. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and will be greatly missed at Christmas Eve parties, Sunday trips to Dairy Queen and the farm, and every moment in between.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday April 28 at the First Baptist Church in Tom Bean. Larry Craig will officiate the service. Private Interment will follow at Vittitoe Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. The family will receive friends during visitation on Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m., prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Bobbie Southerland Memorial Scholarship fund at Texas Star Bank P.O. Box 679 Tom Bean, Texas 75489.