Frances Connelly Hille

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Frances C. Hille Asheville, NC – Frances Connelly “Fran” Hille, 73, of Asheville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Givens Healthcare Center. A native of Columbia, SC, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Melzie Hallman Connelly. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Emil H. Hille who died in 1999 and a brother, David E. Connelly. Fran enjoyed singing with the Music Makers at Givens Estates and was also a member of Biltmore Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Price and her husband, Charles, of Fletcher, NC; one son, Bill Snyder and his wife, Brenda, of Gilbert, SC; two sisters, Becky Murray of W. Columbia, SC and Mary Sue Catoe of Pelion, SC as well as five grandchildren, Brandi Keefer and her husband, Chad, Justin Snyder, Reid Price and his wife, Lynsey, Parker Price and Clarence Smith. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Norma Pulliam Memorial Chapel at Givens Estates with Reverend Joe Fulk and Reverend Paul Thompson officiating. Her family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 PM on Thursday, May 27 in the Chapel prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Fran’s memory to either the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 ( or to Givens Estates. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Praying for the whole family as you work through your grief. Praising God as Mrs. Hille is no longer suffering and she is walking the streets of Gold! Take care Lynn and all as you walk through these challenging days on earth. God Bless you all!

  2. What a great lady and what a wonderful aunt for a boy and a man. She was loved and will be missed, although we know where she is.

  3. Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss….I am glad that you let us know- you & your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there to give you a hug. Love you all, Angie

  4. Dear Lynn and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a sweet lady with that ‘southern charm’.
    We will pray that God gives you peace and calm acceptance during this difficult time. Our love to you all!

  5. Lynne and family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Fran’s passing. She was one of my ‘buddies’ in the choir at Mills River UMC. Fran and I shared a lot of thoughts and conversations over those years and I will never forget her. Last time I saw her at Givens, I got a great big hug from her. I truly loved her and will miss her as I have missed you and your family. Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers for your family in this time.


    Leonard Poteet

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