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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

JoAnn Chamblee McCaskill-Hill May 7, 1935 -October 13, 2013

Bishopville, SC

JoAnn Chamblee McCaskill-Hill died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, following a traumatic head injury.

Born May 7, 1935, in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Bessie and Roger Chamblee. She was the widow of Alva Laverne McCaskill Jr. and was currently married to F. Leverne Hill.
JoAnn Chamblee McCaskill-Hill

JoAnn, or “JoJo” as most children called her, was a kindergarten teacher at Robert E. Lee Academy for 25 years. She was Mrs. South Carolina in 1960 and afterwards was a pageant chaperone and judge for many years. She served on many state and national boards, including Cassatt Water, Pee Dee Tourism, S.C. Master Homemakers, and the Friends of Pearl Fryar Foundation. She was a member of many clubs, too numerous to mention, but one of her favorites was the Tuesday Club in Sumter and she had just been installed as president. Very active in her faith, JoAnn was a member of both Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter and at St. Matthews United Methodist in Bishopville. She had many friends, young and old, all over the world who dearly loved her.

She is survived by her three children Lee McCaskill-Watson of Fort Pierce, Fla., A.L. McCaskill III (Karen) of Bishopville and Ann McCaskill McIlhenny (Tim) of Fort Walden Beach, Fla. She was also survived by six grandchildren she adored, Maj. Joshua T. Watson, MD, Micah McIlhenny, Alva L. McCaskill IV, Kristy McCaskill Hutson and Amber McCaskill, as well as five great-grandchildren. The Hill Family graciously welcomed her with open arms and Mr. Hill’s five children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren added much joy to the last few years of her life.

She was predeceased by an infant son, Roger Sheldon McCaskill.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter.

When her grandson returns from Afghanistan in January, an interment service for her ashes will be held at St. Matthews Church in Bishopville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the home, 120 S. Heyward St., Bishopville.

Memorials may be made to the Chamblee-McCaskill Scholarship Fund of Clemson University, Barr Hall, Clemson, SC 29631, or to the charity of your choice.

Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements.

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