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Elma Odean ‘Harp’ Hill

June 24, 1929 – Sept. 5, 2020

Sallisaw – Elma Odean “Harp” Hill, 91, of Sallisaw, was born on June 24, 1929, to James Arthur Harp and Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Harp in Kusa, Okla. and passed away on Sat., Sept. 5, 2020, in Vian.

Mrs. Hill was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and an extremely gifted songwriter and musician. She married Silas Aaron “Sam” Hill on March 1, 1949, in Fort Smith, Ark. She worked as a laborer for Holley Carburetor/BorgWarner in Sallisaw for over 25 years until her retirement.

Survivors include one son, Ernest Hill and wife Pattie of Rudy, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren and step-great-greatgrandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Silas Hill Sr.; son, Silas “Sammy” Hill Jr.; daughter, Janet Kay Lewis; her parents; and her siblings, Zach Odell, Arthur Travis, Chester Randolph, Doris Leala and Mary Ima Lavern.

In lieu of flowers a donation to Jehovah’s Witnesses can be made at:

Vian Tenkiller News

Address: 603 W. Schley Vian, Oklahoma

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