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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Ralph Michael Hall

April 2, 1953June 11, 2020

Ralph Michael Hall, 67, of Browns Summit died Thursday, June 11, 2020 after a long illness.

A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Westminster Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Reverend Carol Gilbert officiating. Special thoughts, memories and music will be shared by Dr. Ken Lenz, Mr. David Gideon and Mr. Martin Rigsbee. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service.

Ralph was born April 2, 1953 in Mt. Holly, NJ. In 1975 he graduated from Mars Hill University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He spent several years working as a finance office manager and in Cheerwine sales and distribution. Because of his genuine giving spirit he found working for Guilford County Schools as a part time bus driver the most rewarding.

Gardening was his passion. In the spring, he was thrilled to watch the fruit trees bud, the seeds peek through the ground and the flowers bloom. His green thumb allowed him to not only raise enough vegetables and fruits for his family, he was able to economically provide fresh produce to those in the community, as well. For several years, he was selected as a trial gardener for the National Gardening Association because he used organic methods when gardening.

Ralph enjoyed all sports, especially Duke basketball, Chicago Cubs baseball, Pittsburgh Steelers football, NASCAR and WWE wrestling. In his younger days, he played softball, basketball and football and later used those skills to coach youth sports. His observant quick mind allowed him to solve Sudoku puzzles in ink and he rarely started the day without checking on the latest news and weather. If you asked him what he wanted to eat he would usually say a cheeseburger with fries and a Dr. Pepper or Cheerwine. He loved listening to classic rock, watching television, spending time with friends and family and taking Sunday afternoon drives with no particular destination in mind.

Surviving Ralph is his wife of almost 45 years, Teresa Brendle Hall, one son, Andrew Hall and daughter-in-law, Cameron of Kernersville, NC. He’s also survived by, Dorrance Hall (Darlene) of Southampton, NJ, Judy Dasse of Costa Mesa, CA, Joy Ricker of Wantage, NJ, Jon Hall of Millville, NJ and Dean Hall (Cookie) of Hamilton Square, NJ. He was preceded in death by two sons, Jacob and Daniel Hall, his parents, Joe and Myrelda Hall and a brother, Dan Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to AuthoraCare Collective (formerly Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro & Alamance-Caswell Counties) 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27504, www.authoracare.org.

Services

  • Receive Friends

    Sunday, June 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, June 14, 2020

Memories

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Eric DeShield

June 14, 2020

I met Mr. Ralph in the Fall of 2003 when Andrew and I became teammates on our high school wrestling team. Mr. Ralph was a kind, sincere and dedicated man. He was at every wrestling match, tournament and occasionally he would come to some of our practices and give me and Andrew a few tips. I could always count on him to cheer for me during my matches and expect one of his strong-grip handshakes, following a match, which often left me more sore and hurt than my match itself. I remember going over to The Hall’s home, over the years, and just immediately feeling welcomed and part of the family, regardless of how long it had been since I had last seen him and Mrs. Hall. Mr. Ralph had a way of making you feel like you were his best friend, as he was always ready to tell you a story- he was great storyteller. My heart breaks for Mrs. Hall, Andrew and Camie. My three sisters all knew Mr. Ralph and were all fond of him. On behalf of the entire DeShield family, we send our condolences out to The Hall’s and will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Ralph, will truly be missed!

Jamie,Denise,Stephanie and Jordan Jones

June 14, 2020

Teresa and Andrew, it is with a very heavy heart that causes me to type these words in memory of RALPH.
HE was a really good person very quite person who was willing to assist when and where he could. Whenever Andrew was playing sports in school Ralph was there cheering on the team. Always a POSITIVE person and a fighter as well. Rest in peace for your earthly journey has ended the HEAVENLY one is on going.

Michael Dasse

June 13, 2020

going to miss Uncle Ralph. I still remember the trip to Greensboro. Play basketball and visiting in the summer. Was not used to the humidity on the east coast but playing with Uncle Ralph was so much fun. Always helpful and loved the conversations. Sad I jave not been able to get back east and visit everyone. Love you and Aunt Teresa

Ginny Hall Danter

June 13, 2020

God bless and may you rest in peace. You were always shy and quiet growing up. Have memories when very young and seldom seen you in high school years. We were always busy milking cows and surviving hectic schedule between school and farm work.

Christine Goodfellow

June 13, 2020

Last time I saw Ralph, he was young boy. We had family picnics around Father's Day every year. Ralph was a very quiet kid. Didn't know much about his adult life until recent years due to Facebook. So sorry, Teresa and your family for the lose of Ralph. Rest in peace, cousin, Ralph.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Christine Hall Goodfellow

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY