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Jill Freeland Hunter, 70, of Newberry, died Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Prisma Health Heart Hospital.

Born on October 22, 1949 in Elgin, IL, she was a daughter of the late Bayne Earle and Iowa Jean Huber Freeland. She was a graduate of the Greenville Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and was a retired Registered Nurse. She worked for many years at the State Hospital, Whitten Center , J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home, White Oak Manor, and Newberry County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Jill's world revolved around her family. She loved taking trips to the mountains and was known for her fantastic sense of humor.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ronney Calhoun Hunter; sons, Christopher Aaron (Beth) Hunter of Lexington, Matthew Neal Hunter of Alexandria, VA, and Jefferey Calhoun Hunter; a daughter, Janelle Elizabeth Beamer of Elgin; a sister, Bayneeta Jean Freeland of Woodridge, IL; brothers, George Earle (Janet) Freeland of Metairie, LA and Douglas Scott (Debbie) Freeland of Prattville, AL; grandsons, Mason Calhoun Hunter and Alexander Calhoun Hunter; nieces and nephews, Melissa Sue Hicks, Heather and Dax Barrett, Benjamin Freeland, and John (Cyndee) Freeland; great-nieces and nephews, Cole, Braeden, and Maysen Barrett and Ella, Michael, and Jason Freeland.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Harmon. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678. Friends are welcome to come by the funeral home to sign the guest register and pay their respects on Tuesday from 9:00am until 5:00 pm .



#45 Patrina Radford 2020-09-24 19:43
Sending my deepest condolences and to you and yours
#44 Katy Holbrook 2020-09-10 18:14
Mr. Hunter, Chris and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers.
#43 Bill and Judy Floyd 2020-09-09 07:03
Boomer and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
#42 Donna Summer 2020-09-08 19:00
Ronney and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Love you Donna and Charlie Summer
#41 Jason Jody & Tillman 2020-09-08 18:32
We pray the good Lord will comfort you all with fond memories that bring joy and peace.

We love you.

The Chesneys
#40 Deborah Ruff 2020-09-08 18:23
So very sorry to hear about Jill. I worked with her in many different settings over the years. She was a great nurse, sweet soul, and truly had a great sense of humor. Prayers for peace for all of you!
#39 Patricia Wilson 2020-09-08 18:22
Coach Hunter,
My sincerest condolences and prayers to you and your family. The Brown family lift you up and may God comfort you
#38 MARY HELEN STUHR 2020-09-08 11:02
Ronney and Family,
My heartfelt sympathy for your loss.....Jill is one in a million....she always had a smile and kind word to anyone she would meet. She will truly be missed but Heaven Has Gained An Angel for sure! Jason sends his regards to you and Chris (and all family).
Mary Helen Stuhr
#37 Wilbanks 2020-09-08 09:51
Ronnie and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Jill was a beautiful person and we know she will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
#36 Rick McCutcheon 2020-09-08 07:27
So sorry to hear of the loss of Jill. Such a fine lady, a lady that always had a smile on her face. Our prayers & thoughts are with Ronnie, Chris, Mathew, Jeff, & whole family over their loss. Newberry has loss a fine lady, but most importantly a fine Mother , wife, & grandmother to this wonderful family. May our Lord wrap his arms around all of you during these difficult times. Rick & Judy McCutcheon
#35 Dallas Shealy 2020-09-07 19:41
So sorry to see this. Jill was such a special person! We worked together at Whitten Center for years. She was a wonderful nurse, cared so much about the people we served, smart, kind, compassionate, and always so witty! I am so glad I knew her! Love and prayers to her family
#34 Alice John Longshore 2020-09-07 16:53
Mr Ronny and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Ms Jill . She will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Alice & John Longshore
#33 Mary Wood Marshall 2020-09-06 22:36
Ronnie and family, praying for comfort during this time. Always remember the good memories. As stated in her obituary, I loved her humor while working with her at Whitten Center. May God bless you! ♥️
#32 Ann Serio 2020-09-06 21:35
Coach Hunter I am so sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#31 Pat Mccullough 2020-09-06 20:22
Ronney and family, I’m so sorry to read about Jill.
She was a special lady. She will be missed.
Prayers for all . Pat Mccullough
#30 Ashley Fitzgerald 2020-09-06 20:22
Mr. Hunter, Chris and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in my many thoughts and prayers.
#29 Velda. 2020-09-06 18:41
Ronny and family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. So sorry to hear about Jill.

#28 Aggie Harmon Chastai 2020-09-06 15:10
Ronnie and family, our prayers are with you during this time. Praying for God’s arms to be wrapped around your family and bring you peace.
#27 Vicki Hendrix 2020-09-06 13:41
Ronney, so very sorry for your loss. May you and your family feel God's loving presence and may it bring you comfort.

#26 Donna Long 2020-09-06 12:40
Ronny and family we are so sorry to hear of Jills passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Donna and Anna Rae.
#25 Debbie and Len Turne 2020-09-06 12:11
Len and I were saddened to hear about Jill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#24 Cvs Pharmacy Family 2020-09-06 09:49
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time!
#23 Diane Forrester 2020-09-05 20:44
Condolences to Jill's family from Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association. She will be missed by all her classmates and fellow nurses. Greenville General Hospital had many great nurses who have contributed much to the field of nursing.

Diane Forrester
Secretary Alumnae Association
#22 Joan & Ed Kyzer 2020-09-05 19:11
Ronney and Family, We were so sorry to learn of Jill's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Joan & Ed
#21 Shaye Miller 2020-09-05 19:10
Ronney ,Chris ,Matt,Jeff,Jane lle, Mason and Alex we are so sorry for your loss. Jill fought a good fight and now she is resting in God's arms. May God wrap each of you in his loving arms and bring you comfort and strength in the coming days. Hold tight to your memories. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Eric and Shaye Miller
#20 Wilson Senn 2020-09-05 18:50
Coach Hunter and Family>
I am so sorry to see about the loss of Ms. Jill. She was always such a sweetheart to me whenever we talked on the phone, or in person.
I offer you all my love, prayers, and words-of-comfort during this difficult time for you.
#19 Leslie Minick 2020-09-05 16:41
To the family and friend's of Mrs Jill, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Dear Lord please shelter them with your peace that surpasses all understanding. Be present in their pain and struggle and remind them of your promises. In Jesus, name, we believe and pray, Amen.
#18 Joan Perry 2020-09-05 15:25
I am so sorry for your loss, sending prayer to all.
#17 Dia Ware 2020-09-05 13:11
Coach and Boys,
Jill was a wonderful nurse. I remember way back when I was in nursing school and we got to observe in surgery.....she was so friendly and didn’t mind us students asking questions. She loved helping us learn. I remember her being at the boys little league baseball games. She was a wonderful mother. Coach she always supported you. I know that she will be missed. Praying for you all. Coach and Jeff I know that if Darren could talk I know that he would be sending his own personal condolences to you both. May God give you strength and comfort.
#16 Susie Epting 2020-09-05 12:51
I was so sorry to learn of Jill's passing. I got to know her through our little dominoes group, "Train". She was a ray of sunshine. We will all miss her.
#15 Tara Madray 2020-09-05 10:52
Ronney, Chris, Jeff & Matthew my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#14 Vicki Riddle 2020-09-05 10:31
Ronny and family, we are saddened about the passing of Jill. She was a sweet, kind lady with a big heart. She will be greatly missed.
#13 Henry Franklin 2020-09-05 10:15
Doug and family,
So sorry to hear of Jill's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family in the days to come. God bless, Henry Franklin
#12 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-09-05 09:16
Our family offers our deepest sympathy on the passing of Jill. Please know that our prayers are with your family. She fought the good fight and she has won. She now is at Peace. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#11 Susan Suber 2020-09-05 07:58
Ronnie and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Jill’s passing.
She dedicated her life to the service of others and loved her family fiercely. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers in the difficult times ahead. Much love,
Susan and Russell Satterfield-Suber
#10 Randy and Kelly Mall 2020-09-05 07:46
Coach, Jeff, and family. Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers during this trying time. May the Lord bless and comfort you all.
#9 Kem Kinard & family 2020-09-04 21:03
We are so sorry to here of Jill's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
#8 Betsy Black 2020-09-04 19:38
Ronney and children, I am stunned to hear of Jill's passing. One of the best nurses I have ever known and oh, how we all enjoyed her sense of humor. She will be remembered for her love of family and nursing. Our prayers are for all of you during this time.such a special lady.
#7 Heber n Margaret Lon 2020-09-04 19:34
Heber and I are so very sorry for your loss. Jill was indeed a joy to be around and an excellent nurse. We loved how she loved her family so very much. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#6 Susie Epting 2020-09-04 18:55
I am so so sorry to learn of Jill’s passing. I got to know her at our little dominoes group. She was such a ray of sunshine. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#5 Gena Roton 2020-09-04 18:35
Jeff, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. May the loving memories you shared bring you some comfort during this very difficult time. Prayers for you and your family.
#4 Debra Smith Taylor 2020-09-04 16:40
Ronney & Family, Please accept my sincere condolence. I've known Jill for many years. I worked with her at NCMH, she was also a good friend with my sister Becky Smith Brown (they shared a deep love for the nursing profession). She was a joy to be around and always had a chuckle and a smile even when things were busy (as they often were). May our Lord console you and give you peace during this time of sadness. Much Love, Debra S. Taylor
#3 Charlene Pitts 2020-09-04 16:24
So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Charlene and Billy Pitts
#2 Wilson Senn 2020-09-04 15:23
Coach Hunter and Family.
I am so worry to see about the loss of Ms. Jill. She was such an absolute sweetheart to me whenever she saw me, or we talked on the phone.
My love, prayers, and any words-of-comfort that I may provide you from afar are given to you at this time.
#1 Butch & Tricia Price 2020-09-04 14:17
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with each of you.