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Toni Coggins Hill

January 30, 1949 April 30, 2018
Toni Coggins Hill
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DURHAM: Toni Coggins Hill, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC with her husband of 45 years by her side. She was born on January 30, 1949 in Badin, NC to Paul Henry and Mable Deese Coggins.

Toni grew up in Badin, NC and graduated from North Stanly High School in 1967. After high school she attended Catawba College where she received a bachelor degree in Education. She continued her education, receiving her master’s degree from Duke University and then her doctorate in Education from Columbia University Teacher’s College.

She was a career educator in the Durham Public School system for 32 years. She started her work with children as a classroom teacher, continued on as Central Office resource person and then was the first principal at Forest View Elementary School. She loved working with the students, faculty and staff and missed the excitement of the work once she retired. Toni married her high school sweet heart Barry Franklin Hill in 1972 in Badin, NC. They were happily married for 45 years.

Toni is survived by her husband Barry of Durham, NC; their 3 children Russell Coggins Hill and wife Cana Laurel Gyongyos Hill, Paul Barrett Hill, and Mary Deese Hill and wife Sara Elizabeth Schuyler; her first
grandchild Ethan Oliver Gyongyos Hill and her caring friend Pat Pettiford.

At a date in the near future a celebration of life will be held for Toni in Durham, NC.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Durham Rescue Mission: PO Box 11368, Durham, NC 27703.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Send condolences online to

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