William Edison Hill of Malden, son of the late Jess David and Martha Jane Boyd Hill, was born Dec. 3, 1919 at Black Oak, Ark. and died at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff on Monday, April 1, 2002, at the age of 82. On Oct. 7, 1943 he was united in marriage to Mildred Louise Brewer in Piggott, Ark. and she preceded him in death on April 26, 1997. Mr. Hill was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include five daughters, Carolyn Goode, Gayla Atchley and Wilma Goode, all of Malden, Sharon Hill of Dexter, Joanie Sliger of Quincy, Ill.; five sons, William Hill and Donnie Hill of Campbell, Freddie Hill of Portageville, Gary Hill of Pine Bluff, Ark. and Hank Hill of New Madrid; one brother, Rev. Albert S. Hill of Flint, Mich.; 24 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Fannie Story, Josie Elam, Julie Willoughby and Martha McCallister; and one brother, Jess A. Hill. Visitation will be held at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden on Wednesday, April 3 beginning at 6 p.m. Funeral services will by conducted on Thursday, April 4 at 11 a.m. in the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel with Rev. Perry Clark and Rev. Martin Goode officiating. Interment will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden in charge of all arrangements.