Martha Carolyn Ellis Hill
1934 — 2020
Raised in Fayetteville, NC with her sister Jo, Martha was the daughter of Bruce Ellis and Gladys Harrell Ellis, a Goldsboro native. As a girl scout, she attended Camp Hardee, and later worked there, as a counselor, swim instructor, and waterfront director. The family moved to Goldsboro in the 1950's and Martha graduated from Goldsboro High where she was active in cheerleading and in the Goldmasquers theatre group. She graduated from Woman's College of North Carolina at Greensboro and became a 5th grade teacher at Emma Conn Elementary School in Raleigh, NC. She married her high school sweetheart George F. Hill, and they had two children. At the birth of her first child, Martha left teaching...