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Eugene Samuel Hall

Friday, May 21, 2004

Feb. 12, 1912-May 14, 2004

Eugene Samuel Hall died May 14, 2004, in Cave City, Ark., at the age of 92.

He was born Feb. 12, 1912, in Bennett, the son of the late James Samuel and Mary Edith (Gochnaur) Hall. At the age of eight his family moved to a farm where he grew up in Frontier County. He attended Havanna School and Red Willow where he graduated from high school.

After graduating from high school, he served in the Army in Europe during World War II and received an honorable discharge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Elton Hall, Frank Hall, Floyd Hall, Lloyd Hall and Clarence Hall; three sisters, Hazel Ernest, Charlotte Callan and Marjorie Greenlee. He was also preceded in death by several nieces and nephews. Gene is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Gene enjoyed traveling around the country. He drove a moving van for Red Ball Movers for several years and got to see a lot of the country that way. After retiring from truck driving, he worked in a canning factory in Michigan for several years also. He always liked the country around Cave City and Little Rock, Ark., and said when he retired he was going to settle down there. He bought a small farm and lived there for a number of years. He finally sold his farm and moved into Cave City. When his health began to fail him, he moved into the nursing home. He enjoyed coming back to Nebraska and visiting with his relatives every summer. He took turns staying with each of his brothers and sisters and their families. He loved to visit and reminisce the good ole days. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and they are surely enjoying a happy family reunion in heaven. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City was in charge of the arrangements. Graveside services were Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at the Fairview Cemetery in Cave City, Ark.