On July 9, 1955 Henry and Lillie Ross Hall welcomed to their family Ross Early Hall. Ross, the youngest of 7 kids, was raised in Arkadelphia, AR where he attended West End Presbyterian Church. He attended Peake High School and was a 1974 graduate of Arkadelphia High School. Ross was very athletic and excelled in basketball and baseball.
Ross was a quiet man but a hard worker. He worked for several years for Arkadelphia Water and Sewer and Ouachita Baptist University both in Arkadelphia. He also worked at Hole In One Manufacturing in Fordyce, AR and worked in various roles in construction for years.
On October 6, 1977 Ross welcomed the birth of his son, Shelley, into the world. On September 28, 1987 Ross married Brenda Kay Moore and gained a stepdaughter, Alvina Crow. On June 28, 1989 Ross welcomed the birth of his daughter, Sentra Brownlee, into the world.
In November 2010, Ross relocated to Decatur, AL and enjoyed cheering on his grandkids at various school and athletic events. He attended Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with his son and family. In his 61st season, Ross passed away at Decatur Health and Rehab. He was surrounded by family and friends.
He was welcomed into his eternal home by wife Brenda; parents, Henry and Lillie Mae Hall, sister, Bobbie Hall, brother, Henry Hall, Jr., and aunt Alberta Golden. He leaves to cherish his memory his son Shelley (Cassandra) Thrower of Decatur, AL; his daughter Sentra Brownlee of Ypsilanti, MI; and a step-daughter Alvina Crow of Fordyce, AR; five grandchildren, Alexis Thrower, Elijah Thrower, Jotham Brownlee, Mark Matthews, Jr., and Marcel Matthews; two sisters, Orene Savala (Dallas, TX) and Shirley Jones (Los Angeles, CA); two brothers, Vernon (Birdie) Preston and Charlie (Inez) Preston all of Dallas, TX; one sister-in-law, Charmaine Hall of Arkadelphia, AR, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and countless friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Richmond Hill Cemetery with Rev. Llewellyn E. Terry, Sr., officiating.
A time will come when my life will cease. At that time, bury my body, but don’t bury my beliefs. Bury my heart, but don’t bury my love. ~Ross Earl Hall