The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


February 12, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, February 13, 2014


Cynthia ‘Pinny’ Goldsmith Hill

Cynthia “Pinny” Goldsmith Hill, of Fayetteville, died Feb. 3, 2014.

Born Oct. 14, 1932, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Robert S. Goldsmith Sr. and Elizabeth G. Goldsmith. Pinny also was preceded in death by her husband, C.R. “Bud” Hill Jr., and siblings, Robert S. Goldsmith Jr. and Mary G. Banks.

Pinny graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and attended WVU where she was a pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma.

In her lifetime, she was very active as a Scouting leader, a founder and call taker of CONTACT Services (a nonprofit crisis center hotline), an advisory board member of Rescare South, board member of Friends of the Fayetteville Library, member of the Woodland Garden Club and volunteer at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

She was an active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church where she served on the Vestry and as a Senior Warden.

Pinny enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, cooking, playing golf and bridge. She lived her life around her family and friends, all of whom she adored. In her later years, she devoted much time to caring for many of her dear friends.

Surviving: her children, C.R. “Rennie” Hill III and wife Ann W. Hill, Kathryn H. Dutton, J. William Hill and Mary R. Hill; grandchildren, Megan H. Bostwick (Brock), Laura H. Frame (Jeremy), W. Spencer Hill, W. Mason Dutton, Elizabeth R. Dutton; and three great-granddaughters.

A memorial service was held in her honor Feb. 8 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Oak Hill, with Rev. Roy Gene Crist officiating. A reception followed at the Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill. A private family burial service will be held at a later date.

The family requests that donations be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 345 Kelly Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901, or the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 310 W. Oyler Ave., Oak Hill, WV 25901.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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