Mary Evelyn Stallworth Hill, 89, widow of James Henry Hill, died on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Covenant Place.

Born on Aug. 21, 1930, in Thomaston, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Marcus Miller Stallworth and Florence Evelyn Farish Stallworth.  She was a dedicated and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Known as "Nana" to her grandchildren, she was a culinary expert and enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends.  She was also an accomplished seamstress.

Survivors include three children, Jamie DuRant of Sumter, Mary Ann Logan of Columbia and James Richard Hill (Sherrie) of Hendersonville, North Carolina; four grandchildren, James Eugene DuRant, Robert Blanding DuRant, Michael Spencer Watson and Andrew Kilpatrick Watson; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Arrington and Shirley Northrop, both of Alabama.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Lee Stallworth, Herbert Stallworth, Barney Stallworth, Bill Stallworth and Fred Stallworth.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel.  A private burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the staff of Covenant Place for all of their care and compassion.

Memorials may be made to the Sumter SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.