John Jefferson ‘Johnny’ Hall IV

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 29, 2008

John Jefferson “Johnny” Hall IV died of cancer on Dec. 26, 2008,at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

He was born Dec. 30, 1970, in McComb to John Jefferson Hall IIIand Nancy Sumrall Hall of Progress.

He graduated from Parklane Academy and Southwest MississippiCommunity College. He attended Mississippi State University and wasthe proud owner of Safe and Sound Communications. He worked as longas his health permitted. He was a longtime member of Silver CreekBaptist Church.

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John loved motorbikes and rode his Harley to Sturgis, S. D., in2003. This was a lifelong dream he was able to accomplish andfrequently reflected on with great satisfaction.

He was full of life and wit and could make us laugh in spite ofhis illness. Even his medical records state he denied pain. Johnhad much faith and believed God had a plan for his life and waswilling to do his part to the very end.

Mr. Hall was preceded in death by a daughter, Brooklyn Hope Halland his grandparents, John Hall Jr. and Billie Fortenberry Hall andCarl Sumrall and Mamie Jacobs Sumrall, of Morton.

Survivors include his parents; his twin children, John J. Hall Vand Hope Madison Hall; his two sisters- and brothers-in-law, NancyJill Hall Brown and Hugh and Jennifer April Hall Sowell andStephen; his two nephews, Christopher Holmes and Luke Sowell; histwo nieces, Jessica Holmes and Emily Sowell; and many uncles,aunts, and cousins.

Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 29, from 5 until 8 p.m. atSilver Creek Baptist Church in Magnolia and continues Tuesday, Dec.30, from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. at the church.Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. ChadYarborough and Jimmy Smith will officiate.

Pallbearers will be James Hall, Christopher Holmes, RayMcElveen, Bobby Sterling Jr., Kevin Leist and James Long.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made toThe American Cancer Society.