March 8, 1936 – August 7, 2018
Lloyd Hall left his earthly life at the age of 82 on August 7, 2018. He was born on March 8, 1936 in Geneva County, Alabama. He married Lummie Lou Blair on August 29, 1953 in Opp, Alabama and they were married for almost 65 years. After moving to Columbus, Georgia as a teenager, he worked several jobs in the area; working as a cotton mill worker, as a police officer, and as a shoe salesman at J. C. Penney until he found his life’s calling as a real estate agent. He obtained his real estate license in March of 1963 and worked for Carter Realty, Town & Country Realty, Wright Realty and for Kennon, Parker, Duncan & Key for the rest of his career.
Lloyd was very sociable and stated he entered the real estate field so that he could become self-employed and could use an avenue that would allow him to develop his income according to his willingness to work. He was very successful in this business, graduating from the Realtor’s Institute, becoming President of the Columbus Board of Realtors in 1969, and becoming a Life Member of the Million Dollar Club. Lloyd used his outgoing personality, personal drive and love of people in many ways in his community. He often volunteered as an auctioneer for many charitable organizations’ fundraisers.
He served for many years as the Chairman of Property Acquisition for the Chattahoochee Valley Salvation Army Board of Directors. He was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, serving as past chairman of the Administrative Board for two terms and was also on the Property Committee. He was an active member of the Miller-Wilson Sunday School Class. He was a founding member of the Pine Eden Board, which directed the activities of a Christian retreat center in Hamilton. He was also a life member and past President of the Columbus Jaycees, who began the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus. He is probably best remembered locally as the “’Mater Man” for delivering hundreds of bags of tomatoes from Slocumb, Alabama each June; often accompanied by loaves of white bread and jars of Hellman’s mayonnaise, to friends and acquaintances all over the Chattahoochee Valley as a part of his “Ministry of ‘Maters.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Murphy Hall and Rushie Bell Free Hall of Geneva County and Columbus; one brother, Winfred Hall of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Lummie Hall of Columbus; three children, Gary Lloyd (Tulan) Hall and Gregory Mark (Alicia) Hall, both of Columbus, and Reba Hall (Wendell) Barnes of Tucker, GA. He was grandfather to seven grandchildren, Ginger Lynn Klasky (Jeff) Spencer of Fortson, Lyle Lavin (Chelsey) Klasky of Columbus, Gary Madison Hall and Matthew Parker Hall of Columbus, Blair Ikeda Hall of Atlanta, Grace Devoy Hall of Columbus, and Wendell Wright (Jessica) Barnes, III (Trip) of Atlanta. He was also very proud of his five great-grandchildren: Abbey, Trey and Reed Spencer of Fortson and Cooper and Lyla Klasky of Columbus.
A celebration of Lloyd's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. John Fugh officiating, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, GA. Interment will follow in Parkhill Cemetery. Many thanks to Kindred Hospice, Susan McCaskill and the doctors and staff of John B. Amos Cancer Center.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Milligan, Bobby Clark, Rennie Bickerstaff, John Mooney, Jim McKinistry, Gerald Matthews, and Oliver Welch. Active Pallbearers will be Jeff Spencer, Lyle Klasky, Gary Madison Hall, Matthew Hall, Trip Barnes, and Derrick Shields.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pine Eden Christian Retreat Center (Capital Fund), P.O. Box 708, Hamilton, GA 31811 and Salvation Army, 5201 Warm Springs Road, Columbus, GA 31909.
- Lummie Hall, Wife
- Gary (Tulan) Lloyd Hall, Son
- Gregory (Alicia) Mark Hall, Son
- Reba (Wendell) Hall Barnes, Daughter
- Ginger Lynn Klasky (Jeff) Spencer, Grandchild
- Lyle Lavin (Chelsey) Klasky, Grandchild
- Gary Madison Hall, Grandchild
- Matthew Parker Hall, Grandchild
- Blair Ikeda Hall, Grandchild
- Grace Devoy Hall, Grandchild
- Wendell Wright (Jessica) Barnes lll (Trip), Grandchild
- Abbey Spencer, Great Grandchild
- Trey Spencer, Great Grandchild
- Reed Spencer, Great Grandchild
- Cooper Klasky, Great Grandchild
- Lyla Klasky, Great Grandchild
- Murphy Hall, Father
- Rushie Bell Free Hall, Mother
- Winifred Hall, Brother
- Lloyd also leaves behind other relatives and many friends to cherish his loving memory.
- Tommy Milligan, Honorary Pallbearer
- Bobby Clark, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rennie Bickerstaff, Honorary Pallbearer
- John Mooney, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jim McKinistry, Honorary Pallbearer
- Gerald Matthews, Honorary Pallbearer
- Oliver Welch, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jeff Spencer, Active Pallbearer
- Lyle Klasky, Active Pallbearer
- Gary Madison Hall, Active Pallbearer
- Matthew Hall, Active Pallbearer
- Trip Barnes, Active Pallbearer
- Derrick Shields, Active Pallbearer
Pine Eden Christian Retreat Center
P.O. Box 708, Hamilton, Georgia 31811
5201 Warm Springs Road, Columbus, Georgia 31909
- Funeral Services Friday, August 10, 2018
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August 11, 2018
My deepest love and prayers to the family! Lloyd was one of the sweetest, kindest men I’ve ever known. Always with a quick smile, good laugh and a caring heart! Blessed to have known him. Sweetest memory is he found out this girl LOVED ‘mater sandwiches and had me come out to the house to get a bunch from the yards lol of them he had! Your sweet giving spirit will be very missed. See you in heaven ! Love Allison🌸
Rhonda Fleming Smith
August 9, 2018
Lummie, I am so sorry to hear about Lloyd and wish I was able to come home. Just know that you and the family are in my prayers. Lloyd was special to all of us and I know he is having a reunion with all the family that was waiting for him. Love, Rhonda Fleming Smith
August 9, 2018
A man told me he accomplished so much in life because of friends like Lloyd Hall. He also said Lloyd was more than a friend, he was like a brother, someone he could always count on. They worked hard to improve our quality of life in Columbus through the Jaycees and in politics.
That man was my Dad, J R Allen. I had a chance to talk to Lloyd a few weeks ago about my Dad and the fun they had working together. It was a pleasure for me to relive those times. While the call was intended to cheer him up I realized after we talked how he made me feel better for calling him. What a man Lloyd Hall is, his legacy lives on through Mrs Lummie, Gary, Reba and Greg. Thank you for sharing him with us.
August 9, 2018
Lummie, Gary, Tulan and family; what a selfless man, and intensely interested in the success of others. He called me so many times over the years with story recommendations, and many of them made it into print. He has stopped by my office many times, prayed over me and wrapped his arms around my sick body and warned cancer that something stronger was on the field of battle. He told me priceless and hilarious stories about him and Rennie and the tomato ministry which I will cherish. He told a good story. I have learned a lot from Lloyd and I will miss his counsel. May he Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
Sandy and Mike Socci
August 8, 2018
So sorry for your loss Lummie! He was such a special man and will be missed❤️🙏🏻Love you ❤️💙
August 8, 2018
Lummie, We, the JVHS Class of 1955 share you and your family's sorrow. This picture shows what Lloyd always did best; Sharing his thought with us at the 2017 Class Reunion.
August 7, 2018
Lloyd was a close and dear friend for over 40 years. I will miss his wise council.
His family has lost a loved one.
The Church and City have lost a leader.
Heaven has gained a new Angel today.