Happy 100th birthday, Geneva Hill!

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William and Geneva Hill are seen at Geneva Hill’s 100th birthday party Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (Lauren Estes for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Geneva Hill celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday, with her husband, William Hill, and family members by her side for a fun party at Monarch Place in Hanceville. Her  birthday is Jan. 24.  

The Hills have been at Monarch Place in Hanceville for four years.  

At a spry 100 years old, she shared what she would tell young people.  

“Well, 100 years is a long time to think about life,” she said. “You will remember both good and bad. But the bad can stick with you. Never leave on bad terms and always forgive one another.  Because when most every friend, family member you have ever known are no longer here because you have outlived them, it is better to remember your time through the lens of gratitude and love.” 

The Hills have been married since 1964, and say they constantly joke and enjoy each other’s company.  

“Also and most importantly, the Lord Jesus Christ is a secret to any meaningful relationship and successful marriage,” Geneva Hill said.