Funeral Wednesday for top state Democrat recruiter Alvin W. Hill


Funeral services for Alvin Wayne Hill, a top official of the Tennessee Democratic Party, will be at 6 p.m. today (July 30) at Greater Grace Temple Community Church in Nashville.

Funeral services for Alvin Wayne Hill, a top official of the Tennessee Democratic Party, will be at 6 p.m. today (July 30) at Greater Grace Temple Community Church in Nashville.

Mr. Hill, 57, died of cancer last Thursday, July 24, said Roy Herron, chairman of the state Democratic Party. Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. today at the church.

He was the founder and executive director of ConnecTN, a voter empowerment and education organization, as well as the state partys Director of Volunteer Recruitment.

Some days I think I get a lot of phone calls, but on my busiest day I bet I dont get as many calls as Alvin Hill did on his slowest, Herron said of Mr. Hills reputation for helping constituents.

He was a Nashville native but spent many of his formative years in Lincoln County, Tenn. Mr. Hill served in the U.S. Army and then worked as a unit clerk at Centennial Medical Center after his military service.

Herron said Mr. Hill joined the state Democratic Party during the 2008 presidential campaign and became its top recruiter and volunteer organizer, including heading up arrangements for the TDPs annual Jackson Day dinner.

Surviving are his brothers, Kenneth L. (Lois) Hill, and Harris Whittaker; sisters, Jessica E. (Darrell) Christmon, and Linda Whittaker; stepbrother, Hilbert Whittaker; nephews Michael Allen, Cory Morris and Kenneth Hill;, nieces Phelisha M. Morris, Kennethia Hill, and Letikka Hill.

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