December 7, 2021

Mrs. Margaret Goodson Hill

Mrs. Margaret Ophelia Goodson Hill, age 91, joined the Lord on March 12, 2019.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday March 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM from Franklin United Methodist Church with the Revs. Brett Matthews and Royeese Stowe officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin City Cemetery.

The family invites everyone for a reception to follow the interment at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The family will accept guests Thursday afternoon from 12:30 – 1:45 PM at Franklin United Methodist Church prior to the service.

Margaret was born June 9, 1927 to Hugh and Seba Williams Goodson of Franklin, GA. Margaret graduated from Heard County High School and received an associate degree in Elementary Education from West Georgia College.

While putting herself through college, she also found time to participate in college life as a cheerleader, an activity that she remembered fondly throughout her life – including some of her favorite cheers transformed in later years for her favorite Georgia Bulldogs.

Margaret met her beloved husband of 57 years, Benjamin Grady Hill, Jr., also from Heard County, while he was on leave during WWII. They were married at Franklin Methodist Church on December 3, 1950.

After their marriage, they lived in Atlanta and Avondale Estates, Georgia, as well as Raleigh and High Point, North Carolina. They returned to Georgia in 1972 and were College Park residents for over 10 years. In 1984 they moved to the family farm in Franklin, Georgia. In 2005, they made their final move together to Newnan, Georgia.

Margaret, known to everyone as “Bog,” was vivacious, loving and a person of strong faith. She was committed to and supportive of her family in all their endeavors.

Bog enjoyed being involved with her church wherever she lived: First United Methodist Church of High Point; Franklin United Methodist Church; College Park United Methodist Church; and First United Methodist Church of Newnan. She was particularly proud of her service on the women’s auxiliary of the Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

Bog had a great sense of humor and was always concerned about the well-being of others.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Grady Hill, Jr.

She is survived by her children, Ben and Sharon (Nelson) Hill of Black Mountain, NC, and Cindy (Hill) and Ed Banks of Darien, CT, along with her grandchildren, Liza Hill, and Colin and Claire Banks.

She also has two nieces and a nephew, including Pat (Goodson) and Larry McGrady, Dianne (Goodson) and Donnie Dunlap and Buddy Goodson as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.

The Hill and Banks families would also like to thank Bog’s dear friend, Fred Ozment, for his love and support over the last few years and Bog’s next door neighbor (and “adopted daughter”), Kathy Howard, who was Bog’s angel on earth.

They would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and other dedicated health care professionals and home care assistants who were part of Bog’s life in the later years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Franklin United Methodist Church, 314 Main Street, Franklin, GA, 30217.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


  1. Patsy Powell says

    What a sweet and precious lady aunt Bog was! I know she will be greatly missed!! So thankful this place is not where it ends but she is heaven and u will see her again after while! My love and prayers to all of u!

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