Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley

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Stanley Hall

Stanley Robert Hall


Stanley Robert Hall, age 84, of Hudson, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care-Lenoir.  He was born January 29, 1932 in Caldwell County and was the youngest son of the late Robert Matthew “R.M.” and Callie Mae White Hall.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Geneva Faye Coffey Hall; three brothers, Ernest Hall, Ivey Hall and Willard Hall; seven sisters, Bertha Miller, Bonnie Austin, Letha Hall, Lucille Crump, Toye Fox, Lois Moretz, and Faye Knight; son-in-law, Nelson Allen Higgins; and grandson, Matthew Isaac Higgins.

Mr. Hall served in the Army as a military police officer at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, NM.  He returned to Hudson where he farmed on the family farm until he graduated from Winston-Salem Barber School.  In 1967, he opened Hall’s Barber Shop on Highway 321 in Hudson.  He was a volunteer with the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department, a long-time member of the Hudson Optimist Club, served on the Hudson Planning Board and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hudson.  He spent most of his life helping people and caring for those he loved.

Survivors include one son, Marion Stanley Hall and wife Stephanie of Lenoir; one daughter, Ruth Hall Higgins of Asheville; one grandchild, Robert Edwin Allen Higgins and wife Beth of High Point; and two great-grandchildren, Declan Sean Higgins and Eli Tanner Higgins, both of High Point.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Hudson conducted by Dr. Charles R. Brawley, Rev. Jim Hamby and Rev. Mack Jarvis, III.  Entombment immediately followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens of Lenoir. The family received friends Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, N.C. 28645 and First Baptist Church of Hudson, 345 Main Street, Hudson, N.C. 28638. Online condolences may be left at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Hall family.