Eli Lane “Gogs” Hill

Eli Lane “Gogs” Hill

June 11, 2014 - March 20, 2023

Eli Lane “Gogs” Hill, age 8, of Corbin, KY passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital as the result of an accident. Eli was born on June 11, 2014 to Adam and Ashley Hill.

Along with his parents, Eli is survived by a sister, Allie, and a brother, Asa. He is also survived by paternal grandparents, Melvin and Barbara Hill and maternal grandparents, Kenneth “Bo” and Teena Tye. Eli also leaves behind uncles Melvin D. Hill and David Hill and aunts Amber Tye and Annie Clark as well as a host of other family members and friends who mourn his passing.

Eli was a member of the Shiner Church of Christ where he loved participating in children’s church, VBS, and the annual kids Christmas Play. Eli carried around a New Testament Bible that he would read at school or in the car. We are proud of his faith, and he shared with us his desire to be baptized soon. Eli’s Mamaw Barbara cared for him, every day, for the first five years of his life.  He loved going to Mamaw and Papaw’s house.  He looked forward to every Sunday morning so that he could see his friends at church and get the bagful of snacks his Nana and Poppaw brought each week. He loved blue raspberry anything, especially suckers, and he ate at least one bag of microwave popcorn every day.

Eli was the light of everyone’s life that he met. He was brilliant, spouting off sports stats for basketball, football, and baseball. His greatest joy was playing with his dad. Whether it be video games, hitting practice, basketball, or a game they made up (stair ball). Eli was kind, funny, smart, and he loved fiercely. He was also his mommy’s baby and never missed a chance to cuddle on the couch or give a kiss goodbye in the drop-off line.

He leaves behind two special cousins, Presley Lyttle and Sawyer Clark, a special neighbor, Rachel Overley, and his best buddies, Gunner Sizemore and Tra Breeding to mourn his passing.

Eli played baseball for the Corbin Bombers. He was a good teammate. He encouraged others and was satisfied to play any position the team needed. He had played catcher a couple of times and was really loving it. He was a second grade student at Corbin Primary School where he excelled in all subject areas, including socializing. He had a pure heart and kind soul that will be missed until that sweet day that we see him again in Heaven. We are clinging to that promise.

Eli was an organ donor and his eyes have given the gift of sight to two people.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 23 at Hart Funeral Home, 5-8 PM.  Funeral services will be Friday, March 24 at 11 AM, also at Hart Funeral Home, with Michael Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Locust Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Nicholas Cureton, Eugene Eric Swafford, Eric Jones, Travis Sizemore, Mike Lewis, and Logan Hicks.  Honorary Pallbearers are the Corbin Bombers baseball team.

  • Laney McCoy
    Posted at 18:18h, 22 March Reply

    No words will ever mend the hole left in your hearts or the void Eli left in this world, I just want you to know how sorry my family and I are. We have wept and prayed for you and yours. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you.
    Love and many, many prayers.
    The McCoys.

  • Darrell & Brenda Meadors-Shiner Church
    Posted at 18:32h, 22 March Reply

    We will miss his sweet smiling face at church each Sunday!!

  • Dorothy J Cupp
    Posted at 19:35h, 22 March Reply

    He was a beautiful little boy ,I’m so sorry for your loss ,prayers are with you all,,,

  • Marsha Surgener
    Posted at 20:32h, 22 March Reply

    Sending much love and continuing to pray for God’s comfort and peace for this precious family.

  • Estaleah Brown
    Posted at 21:08h, 22 March Reply

    Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.

  • Vernie Ooten
    Posted at 21:12h, 22 March Reply

    Eli was such a special young man. I always loved seeing him when he came in Walmart with his Mamaw Teena and Papaw Kenny. He was always so sweet and had the most beautiful smile. Praying for you all.

  • Lamar Hamilton
    Posted at 21:25h, 22 March Reply

    I can’t express with words what my heart feels about the loss of Eli. When I think of him I think of sunshine.

  • Juett Wells
    Posted at 21:38h, 22 March Reply

    Eli’s legacy will live on in those that knew and loved him. He was truly a shining light. Love you all and will continue to lift you all up in my prayers. <3

  • Donna Neely
    Posted at 22:23h, 22 March Reply

    Prayers for his family, I can’t imagine the pain that you are feeling. May God Bless each and everyone of you.

  • Jeannette Matthews
    Posted at 22:56h, 22 March Reply

    Amber and Annie, I am devastated for you and your family. So hard to believe. May your knowledge of God’s love and presence, and your love for each other and for the boy sustain you all.

  • Louise Rose
    Posted at 23:29h, 22 March Reply

    Prayers for all of Eli’s family. I loved hearing the stories that his Papaw Bill would tell us about how funny, smart, loving and caring he was. God sure gained a special Angel. Sending love to u all.

  • Randy & Nolia flynn
    Posted at 23:35h, 22 March Reply

    We love you Ashley, Adam, Asa & Allie. Heaven just got a little sweeter. Prayers for peace & comfort that only He can give.

  • Judy Hicks
    Posted at 23:37h, 22 March Reply

    . Elis love of the Lord shines bright in those memories. Your entire family is in my prayers

  • Bill Miles
    Posted at 23:52h, 22 March Reply

    I’m so very sorry for your loss , but Heaven just got more sweeter and God has. Another perfect Angel ,
    Our loss is Heavens gain , with the promise that if your saved you will see Little Eli again , he is having a wonderful Blessed time in the presence of our Heavenly Fathers arms ,,
    I didn’t or don’t know Eli or his family , my heart breaks for them , but I rejoice in knowing Eli is with the Father
    Sending thoughts and prayers to all his family, friends and our community as we all feel the loss of such a young soul

  • Mary Hoover
    Posted at 06:46h, 23 March Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss God be with you during this time I will continue to pray for you

  • Tracie Johnson
    Posted at 07:42h, 23 March Reply

    I never got to meet this young man, but my heart is breaking for his family and friends. I am praying for you and will continue to do so. God Bless you and your family….

  • Crystal Gourley
    Posted at 09:18h, 23 March Reply

    I am keeping you all in my prayers. We prayed for your family today at my work and will continue to!

  • a mother in Indiana
    Posted at 10:02h, 23 March Reply

    Your loss has penetrated my heart. I am so very sorry.

  • MelindaJohnsonClem (Clay County)
    Posted at 10:02h, 23 March Reply

    Praying for you and the family. So sorry for your loss he was a handsome young man

  • Samantha Miniard
    Posted at 11:36h, 23 March Reply

    Praying for your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you, and let you feel his love during this time.

  • Tammy Walters
    Posted at 14:20h, 23 March Reply

    I will try to pray for you everyday

  • Shirley Allread
    Posted at 17:24h, 23 March Reply

    Prayers for you all rip Eli hill love you and miss you from Ohio

    • Shirley Allread
      Posted at 17:31h, 23 March Reply

      Shirley and family rip Eli hill from Ohio

  • Melissa lynn Manley
    Posted at 17:44h, 23 March Reply


  • Jeff & Lori Miracle
    Posted at 22:07h, 23 March Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss

  • Karen & Karalee Witt
    Posted at 22:28h, 23 March Reply

    All my Love and Prayers go out to each and everyone of you. I can not imagine what you all are going through. All I can offer is my prayers for you all. I love you all so much.

  • Dallas Robertson
    Posted at 22:29h, 23 March Reply

    My prayers are with you all.

  • Karen & Karalee Witt & Dallas Robertson
    Posted at 22:35h, 23 March Reply

    All my Love and prayers to you all.
    Heaven Gain a beautiful 👼
    Love you all so much

  • Lena Meadors
    Posted at 00:19h, 24 March Reply

    A beautiful little boy. Continued prayers for all the family.

  • Diane Dye
    Posted at 00:20h, 24 March Reply

    I didn’t know your sweet son, but his legacy will truly live on, and the promise of being with him again one day is a very special feeling❤️ I can’t imagine your hurt and my heart aches for his family, but he is with Jesus and we can’t even imagine the joy he has now❤️❤️🙏🙏 God bless you all with prayers and peace❤️🙏

  • Cheryl T. Wright
    Posted at 06:16h, 24 March Reply

    Our prayers are with you, your family and especially Eli’s little friends…… I do not know your family personally but in Christ you are my family and my heart hurts for you all. May God give you the peace that only He can give throughout the coming days.

    I must say also his red hair and that smile where absolutely beautiful!!

    Much love coming from your family in Christ in Frankfort, Ky.

  • Darlene snd Max Cox
    Posted at 07:11h, 24 March Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  • Bill and Louise Hopper
    Posted at 10:01h, 24 March Reply

    We are thinking and praying for the entire family during this difficult time. May God comfort you all.

  • Kristie Burke
    Posted at 11:12h, 24 March Reply

    I am so, so very sorry. My heart breaks for you so much. Praying that Jesus will wrap His loving arms around you and bring all of you strength and comfort that only He can provide.

  • Michele Garvin
    Posted at 16:02h, 24 March Reply

    We are praying for you all. May the Lord comfort your broken hearts. May He carry you all today and in the days ahead. Sending love, prayers and deepest sympathies. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • William and Sherrie Faulkner
    Posted at 20:03h, 24 March Reply

    Adam and Ashley, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. May God bless you and lead you through this difficult time.

  • Amelia Powers
    Posted at 10:24h, 27 March Reply

    Words fail in this situation, so I am praying for your strength. My heart goes out to your entire family.

  • Erica Lawrence
    Posted at 23:28h, 21 April Reply

    My Heart Ached as I saw this story on my phone. I Know this Baby is in the Arns of God, I Pray God’s Strength Daily for this Families Tremendous Loss and Young Eli’s Church Family and Friends Sending Prayers from Arlington, Texas

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