TIFTON–Lewis Edgar Hall, 88, of Tifton died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Gary Cadwell and the Rev. Steve Tucker will officiate with burial to follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
D.L. Lastinger, Tony Robinson, Wayman Lastinger, Jimmy Fletcher, James “Sarge” Harris, Billy Steed and John Davis will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Chip Baggett, Harmon Coarsey, Bruce Donaldson III, Dr. Cameron Nixon, Joel Fletcher, Tommy Whitley, Milton Rousey and Jack Douglas.
Mr. Hall was born April 5, 1921 in Tift County and was the son of Chesley Monroe Hall and Lizzie Belle Simmons Hall, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Hall; and three sisters, Hazel Lastinger, Myrtle Fletcher and Hilda Bryant.
He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps in World War II at Guadalcanal with the First Marine Division Edson’s Raiders. In the 1950s, he served with the Tifton Police Department and was with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as a game warden.
He was also a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and fish and had lived all of his life in Tift County.
Mr. Hall is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ruth Coarsey Hall of Tifton; one son and daughter-in-law, Gunnery Sergeant Wendell Hall and his wife, Scherri, of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; two brothers-in-law, Harmon Coarsey of Tifton and Wiley “Junior” Coarsey of Dang, Thailand; his mother-in-law, Helen Coarsey of Tifton; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his extended family which includes the employees of Walmart and members of Liberty Baptist Church and his constant companion, his bulldog, J.R.
Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.