September 10, 2012


June 28, 1926 - Sept. 9, 2012


June 28, 1926  - Sept. 9, 2012

Funeral service for Alta Marie Castleberry Hill, 86, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at the Southern Oaks Church of Christ.

Alta Marie Castleberry Hill was born June 28, 1926 in Ninnekah, the daughter of Ebb Melvin and Hettie Bell (Garrison) Johnson.  She died Sept. 9, 2012 in Chickasha.

Alta started school in Ninnekah in 1932.  The family lived in Bray from 1938-39 and moved to Cement in 1940.

They returned to Ninnekah  from 1940-43.  They moved to Chickasha and Alta worked for Crown Drug Store.  In 1946 they moved to Garland, Texas, returning to Chickasha in 1950.

Alta again worked for Crown Drug and later was a diet aid for Grady Memorial Hospital from 1966-1975.  She went to work for Maremont in 1975 and retired in 1991.

After her retirement, she participated with Helping Hands Sewing Group of Trinity Baptist Church and for the Southern Oaks Food and Clothing Ministry.

She was preceded in death by husbands: Garl Robinson, Leroy Castleberry and Leon W. Hill; four brothers: Lucian M. Johnson, James (Pap) Elton Johnson, Albert Sydney Johnson and John Wayne Johnson.

Survivors include two daughters: Kathy King and husband Billy of Lubbock, Texas and Diana Wilson and husband Paul of Trinidad, Colo.; a son: Gary Castleberry and wife Michele of Chickasha; three brothers: Charles Milton Johnson of Rush Springs, Weldon Eugene Johnson of Chickasha and Byron Harvey Johnson of Chickasha; grandchildren:  Mark King, Mike King, Matthew Kilgore, Scott Crow, Heather Rowe, Stephen Castleberry and Becca Castleberry; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.


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