MONTICELLO — Joan Tate McCabe Hill, age 77 of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at her home in Monticello. The daughter of the late Emory Tate and Mary Phenton Herring Tate, she was born February 13, 1937 in Drew County, Ark.
She was the widow of Morris Hill, a retired Registered Nurse and attended the Church of Christ. Joan enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, crocheting, cooking, knitting and fishing. She also loved the outdoors and most of all, spending time with her family. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Tate; one grandson, Joseph Adcock; and an infant son, Billy.
Survivors include two daughters, Gwen Craig and husband Timmy of Hamburg and Lisa Baldwin and husband Donnie of Monticello; one brother, Gary Tate of Monticello; a sister in law, Anne Tate of Denton, Texas; six grandchildren, Scott Chatman, Rodger Welborn, Jamie Cruce, Casey Craig, Bubba Cruce and wife April, Brittany Kulbeth Adcock and husband Ronnie; eight great-grandchildren, Alisa, Madison, Jase, Parker, Braxton, Blaine, McKinzie and Ashley; her nieces and nephews, Amanda Tate and husband David, Kelley Dancer and husband Dean and Jonathan Tate; Granny’s special baby, her poodle RED; two very special friends, Betty Knobloch and Virginia Hillman; and her road trip sister, Ollie Baker.
Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 21 in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.