24. Jerry Lee HALL was born on 22 Mar 1913 in Haywood County NC. He died on 15 Nov 1997 in Clinchfield, Marion NC (his residence). The following appeared in the Nov 17 issue of the Asheville Citizen-Times:


MARION - Jerry Lee Hall, 84,
of Marion, died Saturday, Nov 15,
1997, at his residence after a
lengthy illness.
Born March 22, 1913, in Haywood
County, he was a son of the late
Wade Hampton Hall and Dora Belle
Morrow Hall. He was a Member of
Clinchfield Baptist Church and a
retired supervisor for Burlington
Surviving are his wife, Ruby
Lee Nichols Hall of the home;
daughters, Doris Lee Hall Robinson
of Pleasant Gardens, Jerry
Darlene Hall Kent of Clinchfield;
sisters, Edith Buchanan of
East Marion, Ruby Hall of Nebo,
Mary Isom of Clinchfield; a brother,
Rufus Hall of Roanoke, Va.; five
grandchildren; five great grand-
A memorial service will be held at
4 p.m. Tuesday at Westmoreland
Funeral Home Chapel, Marion. The
Rev. Joe Eller (Miller) will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Hospice of McDowell County,
P.O. Box 1072, Marion, N.C. 28752.

Lisa's memorium to her Papa as given at the memorial service on Tuesday, 18 Nov 1997:

Farewell PaPa

For those of you who don’t know me or recognize me I am Melissa Robinson Cottrill. I am the oldest granddaughter of Jerry and Ruby Hall. My mom is Doris Hall Robinson. Most folks call me Lisa.

As I was seeking solitude to write this it seemed befitting that I ended up on Grandfather Mountain. That is what Jerry Lee Hall was to me. My grandfather. I called him PaPa.

Who was this PaPa that tried to hold me when I was 2? I didn’t know this man so I fought him like a wildcat! Who was this PaPa who wanted to call me his Sweet Patootie when I was 3? I gave him permission only after asking my dad if it was okay. Our relationship took on new meaning after I let PaPa in.

When I was growing up PaPa was larger than life to me. He was SO strong and capable. He loved me without condition. What more could a girl ask for from her grandfather?

As I walked the road to adulthood our relationship changed. PaPa was no longer larger than life. I realized that he was a man with faults. He wasn’t perfect after all. Of course, neither was I! What amazes me today is that I could do no wrong in PaPa’s eyes. It didn’t matter to him that I had been married and divorced twice. It didn’t bother him that I was on the fast track in my career for many years. What mattered to PaPa was my happiness and my son’s happiness.

Any of you who spent time with Jerry Hall knows how much he loved the Lord. PaPa was always talking about Jesus and the commitment that he made to the Lord when he was 40. One of the things he couldn’t grasp was that ALL of his sins had been crucified with Christ. He was never able to rest in the assurance of his salvation. PaPa and I discussed this on many occasions over the last few years. I SO wanted him to be at peace with the fact that God had forgiven AND forgotten his transgressions. I enjoyed reading to him out of the bible and, yes, even preaching to him! He kept listening and we kept talking so I don’t think he minded. My heart is SO full of JOY to know that PaPa no longer doubts his salvation. He has gone on to be with our Lord and Savior.

I was blessed that I had an opportunity to say goodbye the night before he peacefully slipped away. I encouraged him to let go of his imperfect body in this imperfect world. I described to him what a beautiful night it was. I shared my heart with him one last time before I told him I’d see him soon.

I will miss this man that I came to know and love. His affect on my life has been greater than anyone will ever realize. Thank God I will see him again!

He was married to Ruby Lee NICHOLS (daughter of Arthur Erastus NICHOLS and Mattie HAWKINS) on 3 Oct 1935 in Marion NC. Ruby was born on 29 Jan 1919 in Marion (McDowell) NC. Jerry and Ruby had the following children:

child+34 i.
Doris Lee HALL.
child+35 ii. Jerry Darlene HALL.

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