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Jane Olivia Evatt Hill
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  • Evatt Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Bethel United Methodist Church
    57 Pitt Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“With my sincerest condolences to Larkin Hill (the family and friends), on the loss of your beautiful mother. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Elizabeth Van Sickle - Charleston, SC

“To Max and family: deepest sympathies on Jane's passing. She was a lovely lady and made Charleston a more lovely place. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jim and Susan Welsch, '67 - SC

“I am so sadden by the passing of Jane. I loved and admired Jane, she was a true friend. My deepest condolence to the family. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Audrey Wagner - Georgetown, SC

“Naomi and familyYour mother's loving smile is a fond part of my childhood memories. She always had a kind word of encouragement. Big hugs to you,...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Madeleine McGee - SC - Friend

“I am so glad we got to know Jane as newcomers to Charleston. We loved Jane, her laughter and her wit. Both Max and Jane's friendship meant so much to...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mary LeTellier - Charleston, SC

“MaxI am so very sorry about Jane. She was a talented and special person. I hope you are otherwise well. My thoughts are with you and the family.George ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: George Evans - Boone, NC - Friend

“Dear Max, Larkin, Mackey & Jeanne and children, and Naomi & Liviu,My heart goes out to you all in your grief. From the time I was a toddler in...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Olivia Day - Frederick, MD

“sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers to help ease the pain of your loss. God's peace endures Tim, Cathy and Hope Rogers ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Timothy Rogers - Mt Pleasant, SC

“I was blessed to have met and be included in the family. You truly enriched my years while attending The Citadel. I have many fond memories I will...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Frank "Bo" Payne - Westerville, OH


Jane Olivia Evatt Hill, 87, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of Max L. Hill, Jr., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Her funeral service will be held Friday, July 7, 2017, in Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, at 11:00 a.m. Interment private. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Born December 8, 1929 in Greenville, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Naomi Gartrell Evatt and Dr. Clay Welborn Evatt, and the sister of the late Dr. Clay Welborn Evatt, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 66 years and their three children, daughter, Larkin Payne Hill, son, Max (Macky) Lloyd Hill, III (Jeanne), all of Charleston and daughter, Naomi Evatt Hill Blumenthal (Liviu) of Greenwood Lake, NY. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Max L. Hill, IV, Charles Griffin Hill, and Ann Evatt Hill, all of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and a host of nieces and nephews.

The Evatts relocated to Charleston in 1934 when she was 5. Jane attended Charleston schools and graduated from Ashley Hall. She then graduated from Randolph Macon Women's College where she was a voice major, President of the Glee Club, and Secretary of her class. The Hills settled in Charleston after the Korean War. Jane soon became active in the musical community, assisting the late Elizabeth Rumple with the Bethel United Methodist Children's Choir and joining the church choir, where she served as a soprano soloist for many years. She also joined the incomparable musician and Choral Director, Emily Remington, and assisted in building the Charleston Singer's Guild (now the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus), writing the group's by-laws and serving as its first President. Over the years, Jane also composed many pieces of choral music, including television commercials and works performed in concert by the Chorus with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Most importantly of all, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Memorials may be made to Evatt Memorial Scholarship Fund - Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC, 29401.