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Barbara Blocker Hall, 83, resident of the Ripley Community, cherished mother, grandmother, great grandmother and beloved wife of the late William L. "Bill" Hall who preceded her in death in 1980, passed away peacefully Friday February 23, 2018 at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley following an extended illness.
Graveside funeral services are planned for 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, February 27, 2018 in the Pine Grove Baptist Church, No. 1 Cemetery, 99 Pine Grove Road, Walterboro.
Born December 6, 1934 in Charleston, SC, she was the daughter of the late James Dial and Tillie Mae Pye Blocker. She was a 1953 graduate of the Walterboro High School where she participated as a cheerleader.
A native of South Carolina, Mrs. Hall moved with her family to Tippah County 43 years ago. A Baptist and homemaker throughout her life she found much pleasure in serving as a babysitter for family as well as friends. A true Southern lady, Mrs. Hall was an avid NASCAR fan , Ole Miss Rebel Football fan and Atlanta Braves fan.
She will be remembered for her love of lighthouses, knitting, crocheting, music and the outdoors that included the beach and boating . She was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Gale Childers (Elmer), Dale Hall (Polly) both of Ripley and Carol Buse (Robert) of Walnut, eight grandchildren, Jaime Whitehead (Chris), Jay Childers (Leigh-Ann), Haylee Smithey (Joseph), Kelly Samples (Chase), Steven Hall, Courtney Jones (DJ), Nolan and Nathan Buse , nine great grandchildren, Caleigh, Caiden, Izzie, Evan, CJ, Oliver, Riggs, Cade and Candon and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews who reside in South Carolina.
The family request that memorials be directed to the following: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105; or to, Gideon’s International, Post Office Box 4, Ripley , Mississippi 38663; or to, SAFE, INC., 105 Clark Pl. Tupelo, Mississippi 38804; or to, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38103.
Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.