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Monday, September 10, 2007

TO THE ALLAN C. HILL FAMILY, FROM DARLENE AVA WILLIAMS

Dear Bill
I would like to get this to Mr Hill's family. Any info
you could pass my way would be apreciated.
Darlene
_________________________________________________________
Some people come into our lives
and quickly go.

Some people move our souls to dance.
They awaken us
to new understanding
with the passing whisper of their wisdom.

Some people make
the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.

They stay in our lives for awhile,
leave footprints on our hearts.

And we are never, ever the same.

I am very sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Allen
Hill. Mr Hill came to my fathersÂ’ life celebration
party at Showfolks back in Jan. 2003 after my father's
passing. Mr Hill had such nice stories to tell me & my
sister about my father. He made me feel so much better
that day and also made me laugh at some of the stories
he told about my dad. I thank him so much for that.
His wonderful smile and kindness to me that day will
always be remembered.

Thank you for leaving footprints on my heart.
You will be missed.

My deepest sympathy to all of his family & friends.
Darlene Ava Williams

14 Comments:

Anonymous Ninette said...

My sympathy to the sorrow of the Allen C. Hill family in this time of sadeness in their life.
I only met Mr Allen C. Hill once',
when he came to my house for me to restored a Baby Jesus dress of silk. It was an honor to do so. I seen right away that this men was a great and kind person of extremely inner goodness from the few words he spoke. I am thankful for that one occasion. Ninette.

9/10/2007 5:06 PM  
Anonymous fatima said...

He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.
God rest his soul

9/11/2007 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Allen's family & Especially Heather his daughter. All my thoughts and prayers are with you. My father was one of Allen's Bestfriends from grade school until this day. "Mike Barna". I am Mikes oldest daughter Teianna. I had the best vacations as a child almost every summer going to Allen's. We even had the chance to ride in his bus from our house in HBG to his House...it was a great time. I was even in the circus riding an elephant and I felt like a star and I was about 10 at the time. Allen was a bigger than life person, very giving, you got what you saw in him. He was a great father, I remember the way he just adored Heather and thought the world of her ever second of his life. He will be saddley missed, by many but, my dad who grew up with him and spendt time in Vietman with him at 19 years old has a life time of memories and I know how sad my dad is, they were just planning a trip to visit him in October. They were just great friends! Bestfriends and mean the world to eachother. Allen was a great man, good people, someone who is so hard to come by anymore.
All my love and prayers to Heather and the family. Heather any time you need to talk, which we have not in years, I did talk with your dad not to long ago...but, I will always be a person here to talk.
Love Always Teianna (Barna) Benner

9/11/2007 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of working for Allan from '86-'90 in the marketing department, always ready with a "job well done" A pleasure to be associated with him.

Jerry Beeman

9/11/2007 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Marla. Allan was my uncle. I am sure that I speak for everyone in our family when I thank you for your kind words and warm memories. I will be sure to pass them on, especially to Heather. He was an amazing man, and uncle!

9/11/2007 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,my name is Bill Hill. I am Allans oldest brother / sibling . Thanks to all of you for your kind words and prayers.I still find it hard to believe Allan is no longer with us. It all happened so fast!!I talked with Allan for 30 minutes on Sunday before Labor day and his boxing friend Jacko. We had a good visit. Ill never forget his last 3 words to me I LOVE YOU. He will be with us in spirit.Please join me in remembering him in your prayers,and in your thoughts.

9/11/2007 8:59 PM  
Anonymous mireille said...

Every single word spoken abut
Allan Hill, does not justify his
so down to hearth, kindest for everyone,that new him.

He was one of a kind...!!!
not only a Circus owner and Director and a Manager.
He wanted to be a Performer.

One day La Norma call me.
and asked me, if Allan Hill could
use Jean-Paul and Mia Cradel act riggin.for him to practice and do the act with his so lovely daughter
Heather. as he always wanted to be a performer in the air.
He did...
and was so unbeliever happy.
you did it all...with love.
rest in pease.

9/11/2007 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I was blessed to have Allan as an Uncle and godfather. I will always remember him as being an extraordinarily generous and thoughtful man. He touched the lives of so many throughout his life. I know he will be remembered fondly and greatly missed by all who knew him. May you rest in peace Allan.
Love,
Sarah

9/11/2007 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your Father.
I know it is very hard for you.
I always thought very highly of him, he was a great man. My prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless
Donna K.
Indpls, In.

9/12/2007 5:59 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I believe this was placed on the wrong post, so I moved it here.

KEVINCCOLSON@AOL.COM has left a new comment on your post:

HE WAS LOVED BY ALL,AND WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND.KEVIN C. COLSON

9/12/2007 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allan was so very generous and kind. Once he told me of a wonderful story about my mother, Alice Nicholas. He bought magazines from my kids to help raise funds for their school. He donated Circus and boxing memorabilia to Sarasota Christian Scool's auction. He spoke about the life of my father Count Nicholas at his funeral. He was so very proud of Heather. He beamed while telling me of her college triumphs! She is amazing as he was amazing. Allan was a man of integrity and class. Jesus has called him home. He will be missed dearly. Peace be with Heather & family. Love, Bonnie Nicholas Shine

9/12/2007 9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Ted Hill I am Allan's Younger Brother. Having Allan in my life was like having my own Guardian Angel sent ahead of time from Heaven to watch over me. I will miss him. Having Allan as an older brother was like having 2 dad's. I am a very fortunate person to have had him in my life.

I will miss him.

Ted Hill

9/12/2007 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Ted Dubrawsky. I am Allan's cousin. It is sad to say that I did not know him very well, but it surely appears that he was well loved by many, many people. My deepest sympathies to Aunt Dorothy Heather, Billy, Teddy, and Theresa and their families.

10/17/2008 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Robert Herman said...

I never met Alan C. Hill. But I used to work for him. And I am just a ordinary normal guy. And he gave me a job I will never forget. It been 15 years, and I still remember it like it was yesterday! I can still smell the aroma of semi trucks and food. I got every morning waking up in the cicus! Alan C. Hills Great American Circus.
I have never been to a circus that felt more like a circus than Alan's
I am proud to be a part of his legacy! And I hope is name never disappears from this world. From all this man has given us!

please
A man I wish I could have met just once.
And than maybe again I did.
In 1995 did he travel with Alan C Hills Great American Circus!

I lost all my material memories.
I used to have a hat and a shirt!
Is it possible to help me find anything from 1995 Alan C Hills Circus days. Like videos are anything
let me know
my email is
robertherman@live.com

7/26/2009 3:49 PM  

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