Firefighters in McCreary County are planning to honor a fellow firefighter who lost his life after running into a burning home this weekend. The Whitley City Fire Department will be revealing a mem...

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Our Town HERO has been mention on Dove Designs Page.

Here is what was said:

Our Town HERO is: Arlie "Pooh" Hill ...
He saw flames coming from a neighbors home on the night of Friday August 30th 2013 and thought a child was inside the home. Although, a volunteer fire fighter in McCreary County, Kentucky, he didn't have time to think of his protective gear or anything else, his only thought was to save the child he thought was inside the burning home. Once inside the fire flashfired and Pooh was trapped. To read more about this AMAZING FIREFIGHTER please visit his Facebook page. Prayers For Pooh's Family

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Brian Hill

Some few months ago, the house fire on Water Plant Rd that killed my brother (Arlie "Pooh" Hill III) was ruled to be arson. Although they have suspects, to dat...e KSP has made no arrests. The chief investigator on this case has asked me to bring him ANYONE who might have information regarding this case. Even if it's just something you heard, if you can remember where you heard it, they need to know. You can message me here, or text/call me at (606) 310-3299. I will take your information straight to Chief Investigator Brian Lewis. You can also contact KSP Post 11 at (606) 878-6622. Pooh was a great husband and father, a brother, a son, and a friend to many people. Please share this post to get the word out, and don't let Pooh's death become another unsolved McCreary County murder. Thank you.

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Stopped in on the Prayers page just to read some of the comments and messages. Surprisingly, there are still so many people who continue to pray for Sharen and the kids as well as the rest of the family. We want you guys to know how much we truly appreciate that. Although our Pooh is no longer here in sight, he is still here in our heart and in our minds and that is the peace we have that continues to help us through the days. So for those of you who continue to think of this family and pray for them, we thank you and we pray for you as well. We pray that God sends YOU a blessing for taking the time to think of someone else and continue to pray for a blessing for them!! May God bless you

Below is a status that Sharen has posted to Pooh's personal facebook page. She is deeply concerned and worried that through everything that has happened this past week that people are beginning to be so wrapped up in the way Pooh died, that they are forgetting how he lived. He lived his life to the fullest. He was a very unique person and certainly one of a kind individual. He had a heart of gold and a care for his family unlike any other man. Yes he was a fireman, however as... stated below, he was also a Husband, a Father, a Son, a Brother, a Friend, an Uncle, a Brother-in-law, a Coworker, and a very special person to a lot of people. The assistance and efforts that are being put forth to help Sharen through this difficult time are beyond appreciated, but in the mix of things, the personal side of Pooh has been left on the sideline while his heroic and very tragic death during his line of duty has been placed in the full force. If people really want to help Sharen through this terrible time, they must begin by respecting her voice, her opinion(s), and her and her children's needs!

Arlie Hill III:

This is Sharen. As we go through the next few days and beyond there are some things I would like everyone to remember about Pooh. Although he was a very dedicated and caring fireman,...he was so much more. Pooh was a family man first. He was the best husband, Daddy, and friend I could ever have asked for in a man. His family always came first. Pooh was also a very laid back person with a big heart who instantly put people at ease. He was always smiling, kidding around, and could make the best of any situation. Although he is and always will be remembered as the hero he was... those closest to Pooh lost so much more than a hero. We lost a husband, Daddy, son, brother, and friend. These are the things Pooh was the most proud of in his life so let's not forget that side of Pooh.

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R.I.P. Lt. Hill. May the love you have of your Family, Friends, Community and the Fire Service carry on.

Jim and Travis

Whitley City Fire Department

Any and ALL arrangements for Pooh's service will be announced either through this Facebook page, the Hickman Strunk Funeral Home, or media outlets through press... releases. The fire department requested that condolence cards be mailed to the fire department, and ANY posts that state any other arrangement should be disregarded.

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A Whitley City firefighter who died from injuries sustained fighting a fire will receive honors as a full procession proceeded south on the way home to McCreary County Tuesday morning.
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Our Pooh is home. God Bless the Hill & Hamlin families.

Funeral services for Arlie Pooh Hill age 37, husband of Sharen (Hamlin) Hill, of Stearns, Kentucky will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Burial to follow in the Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 10:00 am until time of services at the school.

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home is serving the family of Lt. Arlie "Pooh" Hill.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. You may contact the funeral home for more information or visit the website to leave a condolence for the family.

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