Ernest T. Hall

Ernest Hall, 96, of Liberty Community in Walton County, passed away on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born on March, 24, 1910, in Walton County, the son of Henry Sessom Hall, Sr. and Lula Isabelle Hamilton Hall. He was a member of the Cluster Springs Baptist Church, in Liberty.

Hall worked before World War II obtaining easements in Walton County for the Rural Electric Association. After this, he worked for over 27 years with the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service. He retired in 1971. Besides his love for his family, he had two great passions in life — Florida State Football and hunting. One of his best memories was when he was 91 years-old, on Christmas Eve, he shot and killed a turkey and a deer. He always enjoyed the outdoors whether it was farming, hunting or fishing.

Hall was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lovie Lee McCollough Hall; one son, Don Clinton Hall; two brothers, Horace Cecil Hall and Henry Sessom Hall, Jr., and one sister, Lucille Hall McCollough. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Ann Hall Wilkerson, of DeFuniak Springs; two granddaughters, Donna Lavae Wilkerson, of Sugar Land, TX, and Terinda Denise Wilkerson Watson, of Tallahassee, FL; one great-grandson-in-law, Timothy Randall Watson, of Tallahassee, FL; and his pride and joy, his great-grandson, Trey Randall Watson, of Tallahassee; three sister-in-laws, Mable Harrison Hall, Elizabeth Hall, and Juanne Hall, all of DeFuniak Springs; and nine nieces, and a nephew, and their families.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Cluster Springs Baptist Church, with Rev. Tucker Aplin officiating.

Burial followed in Cluster Springs Cemetery.

[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, August 17, 2006]

[Burial: Cluster Springs Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs]