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Billy Roger ‘Nig’ Hall

Services for Billy Roger “Nig” Hall, of Pine Bluff, Ark., are1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Ralph Robinson & Son Chapel inArkansas with burial in Cypress Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Hall, 75, died Nov. 5, 2009, at his residence. He was bornin Franklin County on Jan. 28, 1934, to Willis Lloyd and WillieMarie Ratcliff Hall.

He was reared and educated in Brookhaven, having graduated fromBrookhaven High School. Mr. Hall retired after 36 years fromInternational Paper Co. as a maintenance supervisor, having workedin both the Natchez and Pine Bluff mills. After retirement, hebaled and sold hay and was affectionately known as “The Hay Man.”He also collected bells and was a volunteer cook at the I.P.Supervisor Club. He was a member and choir member of East SideBaptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge inNatchez; the Shriners in Pine Bluff; the York Rite of Little Rock,where he was a 32nd degree Mason; and the Roper Hunting Club.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Alton”Joby” Lloyd Hall.

Survivors are his wife, Ella Marie Rogillio Hall, whom hemarried on May 30, 1954, in Natchez; his daughters, Donna MarieHall Bradshaw and husband, Jerry, of Maumelle, Ark., Dianna LynneHall Bailey and husband, Billy, of Heber Springs, Ark., and DeniseHall Courson and husband, Jerry, of Star City, Ark.; his sisters,Donna Margaret Hall, of Greenwood, Barbara Hall Leigh, and RachelSonja Hall Murray and husband, Edward Lee, all of Natchez; hisgrandchildren, Meridith Leigh Hamilton, Allen Corey Neal II, bothof Little Rock, Ark., Cody Bryan Stringfellow, of Fordyce, Ark.,Tyler Mackenzie Courson, and Jacob Hall Courson, both of Star City;and a great-grandchild, Isabella “Bella” Grace Hamilton, of LittleRock.