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Billy R. Hall

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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Billy R. Hall, 71, Maysville, N.C., formerly of Brazil, passed away at new Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, N.C., March 8, 2009, following a brief battle with cancer.

He was born in Brazil March 26, 1937, to Bill and Lillie Minnick Hall.

He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1955. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in Baltimore, Md., June 7, 1957.

He then spent 33 years working as a telephone installer for the Bell Family of Telephone Companies. He retired from Ameritech Phone Company in 1999.

He was a member and former President of the Lions Clubs in Thorntown, Ind., and Emerald Isle, N.C.

He attended the First Baptist Church in Maysville, N.C.

He spent his retirement years with his close friend and companion Karen Schipper, enjoying the sand and surf in North Carolina. He also enjoyed watching Indiana University basketball and his favorite team, the Baltimore (Indianapolis) Colts.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Lillie Hall and brother Terry Paul Hall.

Survivors include his companion Karen Schipper, daughter Susan F. Hall, Bangor, Maine, son W. Terry Hall, Baltimore, Md., Suzanne Ford, Lebanon, Ind., Misty Walsh, Columbus, Ind., and Drew Schipper, Lebanon, Ind., grandchildren Catherine M. Hall, Alexander M. Hall, both of Bangor, Maine, David A. Ford, Jessica D. Ford, Erica M. Ford, Ashley Walsh, Austin J. Walsh, Kody Walsh and Dakota Schipper, brother Jackie E. Hall and wife Claudia, Brazil, aunt Lucille Telgemeyer, Brazil, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Services for Mr. Hall will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday, from 4-8 p.m., and again Saturday, from 8 a.m. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.