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Robert Gaston Hall
Rev. Dr. Robert Gaston Hall, 81, resident of 14 Abbeville St. Due West, SC very beloved husband of Helen Brown Hall died Monday March 19, 2007 at the Hospice of the Piedmont, Hospice House in Greenwood, SC after a lenghty illness.
Born in Westminster, SC he was a son of the late Dr. Thomas Gaston and Sally Rion Jones Hall. Afer graduating from the local high school, he attended Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA, and received his Ph.D. from Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended the U.S. Army's Chaplain School at Carlisle Barracks, PA.
He was a Presbyterian PCUSA minister and served churches in Greenville, SC, Red Springs, NC, and the First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL. He was a chaplin during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Captain. He served as a Professor of Preaching and Worship, from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC.
He served his community as a member of the Rotary Club, the Due West Lions Club as a charter member and second President. He served on various recreational commissions as well as the Red Cross Blood Committe and as a member of the Board of Directors, Western Foothills United Way, Anderson, SC. He worked with the Habitat for Humanity and served the Boy Scouts Organization in various capacities. All three of his sons became Eagle Scouts.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Brown Hall of the home, 3 sons Robert G. Hall, II and his wife Carolyn of Muncie, Indiana, George R. Hall and his wife Margaret of Augusta, GA and Philip D. Hall and his wife Rayna of Charleston, SC; grandchildren Thomas Wade Hall, Lauren Elizabeth Hall, David Watkins Hall and Brandon Christopher Hall; 1 sister Lousia Hall West and her husband Richard of Toms River, New Jersey.
A Memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday March 22, 2007 from the Bowie Memorial Chapel of Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC with Rev. Dr. Thomas Dendy, Rev. Dr. Randle Ruble, Rev. Calvin Draffin and Rev. Dr. Sue Arledge officiating. A private family committal service will be held prior to services.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 5:00 until 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening. The family is at the home 14 Abbeville St. Due West, SC.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Robert G. Hall Scholarship, Erskine Theological Seminary, PO Box 668, Due West, SC 29639 or the Robert G. Hall Scholarship, Presbyterian College, 503 South Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325.
VisitationChandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620
Wed. March 21, 2007
ServiceBowie Memorial Chapel of Erskine Theological Semin
111 Main Street
Due West, SC 29639
Thurs. March 22, 2007
We have fond memories of Dr. Hall when we were growing up in Red Springs, NC. So sorry to hear of his death. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of his family. Delia & Bordie McCloskey
Mr. & Mrs. J.B. McCloskey (Jr.) Apr 2 2007 12:00 AM
Please except my sympathies in your loss. Mr. Hall was a truly exceptional man, & you will be comforted knowing that he is at peace with his lord now. Many thoughts & prayers go up for your family. Lori Madden
Lori Madden Mar 22 2007 12:00 AM
I'm sorry for your loss. Mr. Hall was such a blessed man. I enjoyed getting to know about him and the family. He touched a very special place in my heart in the time i spent with him. You are all in my prayers. Love, Shauna McIntyre
Shauna McIntyre Mar 21 2007 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, the Hill family
Jeanne Hill Mar 21 2007 12:00 AM
HospiceCare of the Piedmont extends its condolences to the family of Robert Hall. Hospice considered it a privilege to care for Mr. Hall briefly during his illness.
HospiceCare of the Piedmont Mar 21 2007 12:00 AM
Please accept my sincerest sympathy in your loss. Beck
Beck Holbert Mar 21 2007 12:00 AM
To Helen and Family: My sincere sympathy to each of you. Bob was a special person, and a long-time friend. I share your sorrow, and will continue to remember the many pleanant times we had as we grew up in Westminster. God Bless each of you. Ruth
Ruth Holcombe Payne Mar 21 2007 12:00 AM
Dear Helen and Family: What a dear person and friend to our children and grandchildren (Jay, Jenni, Jack, Brice, Gray West). Bob will be greatly missed here but he is in God's presence and singing in the heavenly choir. We can see him preaching in heaven as he did here. Sharing his love for his Lord and Savior with all who would listen. Our prayers are with you. Love Jim and Ann Brice
Jim and Ann Brice Mar 21 2007 12:00 AM