Holly Heloice Hall
Holly Heloice Hall, 86, passed away 2:55 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004,
at Houston Hospice House in Houston, Texas. She was a longtime
resident of Jacksonville, Ark., and a member of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hall was born July 25, 1918, in Mt. Vernon, a twin daughter of
the late Clyde E. and Evelyn Jester Adams. She married Lt. Col.
John C. Hall, deceased, in 1941 and moved to Jacksonville, Ark., in
1956 upon his B-47 bomber pilot assignment to Strategic Air Command's
newest base, Little Rock Air Force Base. She was an unsung heroine of
the cold war, managing single-handedly a household and raising their
two children, living in numerous states and foreign countries while
her husband was flying missions. Mrs. Hall received her B.S.E. and M.S.E.
from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., and was a career
educator, serving as teacher and principal in the North Little Rock School
Mrs. Hall was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Helen A. Reynolds
of Mt. Vernon.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynn E. Barron and husband Joe T. of Houston,
Texas; a son, John C. Hall of Lakeway, Texas; a grandson, Jay T. Barron of
Austin, Texas; a sister, Leslie Ellis of Chester; and a nephew, Richard Benson
of Nairobi, Kenya, South Africa.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in
Mt. Vernon. Those attending the services are asked to go directly to the
cemetery on Wednesday. There will be no public visitation. Memorials may
be made to Houston Hospice in Houston, Texas, and will be accepted at the
funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt.
Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey
Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary
information at any time.
Date: 27 Oct 2004
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman