Kay Modlin Hill

May 19, 1933August 4, 2018
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JAMESTOWN – Kay Modlin Hill, 85, died unexpectedly on August 4, 2018, at High Point Regional Hospital.

Born in Jamestown on May 19, 1933, she was the daughter of Lucy Hodgin Modlin and Henry R. Modlin, Sr. Her late siblings were Louise Bryan, Henry “Rommie” Modlin, Jr., Philip Modlin, Muriel June Modlin, and Suzanne Lamm.

Kay is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harold Hill of High Point; daughter, Lydia Hill of Chapel Hill; son, Loren Hill and his wife Joyce Hill of High Point; sister, Miriam Taylor of Roswell, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.

Her humor, love of crossword puzzles and Jumbles, and pride in her family and community remained strong even as Alzheimer’s disease diminished her memory. She was a 1951 graduate of Jamestown High School and always enjoyed attending get-togethers with former classmates.

Kay retired from Guilford Technical Community College, where she had worked at the switchboard/reception desk and in the bookstore. She had also worked at Millis Road Elementary School in Jamestown, where she had served as school secretary and teacher’s aide.

Visitation will be 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 East Lexington Avenue, High Point. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, also at Sechrest Funeral Service.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Brookdale Skeet Club Assisted Living in High Point for their care and support these last seven months.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in Kay’s name to the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk sponsored by Brookdale. Checks can be made out to the Alzheimer’s Association and mailed to Brookdale Skeet Club, 1560 Skeet Club Road., High Point, North Carolina 27265.


  • Henry R. Modlin Sr, Father
  • Lucy Hodgin Modlin, Mother
  • Harold Hill, Husband
  • Lydia Hill, Daughter
  • Loren Hill, Son
  • Joyce Hill, Daughter-in-law
  • Miriam Taylor, Sister
  • Louise Bryan, Sister
  • Henry "Rommie" Modlin Jr, Brother
  • Philip Modlin, Brother
  • Muriel June Modlin, Sister
  • Suzanne Lamm, Sister
  • Kay also leaves behind many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

  • Alzheimer’s Association


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Kay Modlin Hill

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Sandy Wagner

August 12, 2018

Loren and Joyce, just heard about Kay and I'm so very sorry for your loss. Kay was a beautiful women and will missed. God Bless. Sandy

Craig Billings

August 7, 2018

Harold, Loren & Lydia,
So sorry to hear about Kay’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Craig & Annette

Judy Kinard Thomas

August 7, 2018

Lydia and Loren, I have fond memories of both of you even though it was at Millis Road a little over 50 years ago! I have followed your careers in High Point, Loren and in the Jamestown News, Lydia , until you left there. It is never easy to lose your Mom as I know. I wanted you to know you were both in my thoughts and prayers. You were both such special students!

Judy Kinard Thomas


August 7, 2018

I enjoyed being Kay's classmate at Jamestown High School. She will be missed at our annual class reunions. Living in Las Vegas I only saw Kay at our reunions. God bless her soul and my condolences to her family.

Vira Kivett

August 6, 2018

On behalf of the Jamestown High School Class of 1951, I want to express our sympathy in the loss of Kay. She was a treasured member of our class, and she will be missed. With sympathy, Vira Rodgers Kivett

Denise Tolton

August 6, 2018

I was blessed to know and be welcomed by the Modlin family as a long time friend of Mimi's. I know what a loss Kay's passing must be to all her family. Yet I also know from these pictures that all of you share countless personal memories to make you smile.
Kay Hill was an "others-minded" person. I remember her wisdom and her warmth. Whenever our paths crossed through the years she never changed- always welcoming and interested in what was happening in your life.

My heart goes out to all of you who were blessed to live life with Kay and to share the legacy of love she has left you.


Kay and Harold in the early days (poster from their 50th anniversary party)


Harold and Kay at Carter Brothers


Kay LOVED doing her Jumbles