Rotary constructs ramp for Hill

The Rotary Club of Madison County completed its 769th handicapped ramp Tuesday, Feb. 4 for George Hill, who lives on Tarpkins Road in Madison County. Hill, 82, has trouble climbing steps. He has fallen a lot lately and his neighbor, Johnny Minish, requested the ramp for him. Hill was a truck driver for several years before being hired as a chauffeur for a wealthy woman named “Mrs. Geordacno,’ who lived in Saint Louis, Mo. He drove her all over the country, including a trip to Commerce for a concert by Whisperin' Bill Anderson, a famous country singer. She was a great friend and fan of the singer’s. Hill liked the area and after 25 years as her chauffeur, he returned to Georgia and purchased his place on Tarpkins Road. He was very grateful and happy to get the ramp, as he had fallen just the day before. Workers on the ramp included Rotarians Jerry Coutant, Roy Gandy, and Ed Brown, and volunteers Johnny Minish, Johnny Westmoreland, Artry Bishop, David McGinnis, Mitchell and Walton Hill and David Phillips.

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