Helen Gough Hill

Published 9:13 am Friday, February 23, 2024

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Helen Gough Hill, 88, peacefully entered her eternal rest on Monday afternoon, Feb. 19, 2024 at her home in Advance, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on Nov. 18, 1935 in Yadkin County to Thad and Sattie Gough, Helen’s life was a testament to love, family, and faith. She adored her five grandchildren and one great-grandson, finding joy in every moment spent with them. She enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables and never saw a flower she didn’t want. Helen was also a great seamstress and cook and enjoyed making things for her children and grandchildren. Together with her husband Bobby, Helen lvoed time spent camping with their friends, whether nestled in the mountains or by the beach, with a special place in Maggie Valley holding many years of cherished memories.

A faithful member of Robinhood Road Baptist Church, helen instilled strong values of faith and devotion in her children, ensuring they were grounded in the teachings of love and compassion.

Beyond her roles as a devoted wife and mother, Helen found fulfillment in part-time work outside the home.  From her days as a seamstress at Hanes to working alongside her brother, James at Chandler Smith Oil Company and the running of Jones Grocery in Lewisville, Helen touched the lives of many with her kindness and grace.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by: her beloved husband of over 50 years, Bobby; and her older brother, James.

She is survived by: her loving children, Gail Howard (Jerry), Terry Hill, and Susan Smedley (Kevin); grandchildren, Christin, Amber, David (Kendall), Justin (Stephanie), and Cailin (Ashton); her cherished great-grandson, Eli; and her younger brother, Tony Gough (Frances).

Funeral services to celebrate Helen’s life were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Robinhood Baptist Church with Pastor John Hackworth officiating. Committal was at Yadkin Memorial Gardens, 1440 Shacktown Road Yadkinville.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be made to: Robinhood Road Baptist Church building fund, 5422 Robinhood Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106; Trellis Supportive Care of Winston-Salem, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, NC  27103.

Condolences: www.salemfh.com.