Joan Bates Hill age 77 of Somerset, KY passed away on Tuesday October 13, 2015 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born on April 4, 1938 in Burnside, KY to the late John Bates and Jean Bolin Cook.

Joan was a proud member of Tateville Church of God of Prophecy.

On February 9, 1957, she married John Lewis Hill in Ringold, GA. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1988. To this union, three children survive; Thomas Alton of Science Hill, Danny Hill of Somerset and Ruth (and James) Neal of Somerset; a step-daughter, Martha Hill of Somerset, three sisters, Alice (and John) Mundy of Tateville, Linda Alton of Tateville and Kathy Bundy of Cedar Grove; two brothers, Lindon Cook of Mt Victory , and James Cook of Mt Victory. Her grandchildren, Sherry, Kenny, Fred, Randy, Debbie, Melissa, Carol and Shelly. A stepson, John L. Hill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Barbara Branscum, three brothers, David Cook, Odell Cook and Charles (Christine) Bates, two daughters, Ruby Hill and Helen Bolin and her granddaughter Patricia.

Visitation was held on Friday October 16, 2015 at 11am In the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Services were held on Friday October 16, 2015 at 1pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Bell officiating.

Burial followed in the Grave Hill Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.