Joe (deceased) and Don. Nannie Bell, born Jan. 2, 1899. She married D. Mose Sexton, who died March 3, 1975. They had 7 children: Ames, Myron Wade, Jean (Foust), John, Betty (Reiger), Neal (deceased) and Patsy (may). Gertrude Leona, born May 9, 1902. She married H. Edwin Johnson, who died Aug. 6, 1972. They had 3 children: Geraldine Hill (Jerrie) (Lomax), Hilda Mack (Cranford) and William Herman. Mary Edna, born March 5, 1906, died June 6, 1906. John Edward, born Nov. 10, 1912, after they moved to Denton, and died June 6, 1975. He married Ruth Ausband, They had 3 children: William (Bill), David and Allen.

The older Hill children attended the New Hope School, but Eddie and Addie were interested in their children having a better education than just the "free school" of only three months a year. So in 1907 they moved to Denton so the children could attend the Denton Academy.

In the fall of 1907 Wade, Grace, Nannie and Gertrude enrolled in the Denton Academy. This school was owned and operated by the N.C. Methodist Protestant Conference and students ages 6-18 were taught there. George L. Reynolds was principal of the school for many years. The school was considered one of the best schools anywhere in this section of the county. Pupils paid tuition - the amount adjusted to whether they were in high school or lower levels. There were no graded schools at that time.

Eddie Hill went into the general mercantile store business with his brother, Lineberry. The store was known as Hill Brothers. He later sold his interest in the store to Lineberry and he and his son, Wade, went into business, the W.E. Hill and Son, General Mercantile.

Wade was an outstanding young Christian man. He was a member of the Denton Methodist Protestant Church where he taught the Baraca class, a large class of young men. This class with their teacher, Wade, decided to go on a fishing trip to the Tucker Town Lake. Wade and one of his friends decided to go on a boat ride. Neither of the men knew much about managing a boat, especially on a very windy day. When they were a little ways out on the water the boat capsized. The friend was able to get back to shore, but Wade could not swim and was drowned. This was a terrible shock to the family and the community.

After the tragic death of his son, Wade, Eddie Hill was required to close the store because of minor heirs in his son's family. After settlement he opened a general merchandise store. Later, by some unknown origin the store with all its contents was burned. Eddie never seemed to recover from the shock of the loss of his son and the loss of his business by fire. (Information - Aunt Nannie.)