Mary Ann Hall
February 15, 1944 – August 20, 2020
Mary Ann Hall, 76, of Texarkana, Texas, died Thursday, August 20, 2020, after a difficult battle with Covid-19. Ann was born February 15, 1942 in Corvallis, Oregon. She attended Texarkana College before meeting her husband, Dave Hall, who died December 12, 2012. After taking care of her four children, she worked for several years as a dispatcher for the Texarkana Police Department. When her mother, Margaret Horton, had a stroke in 1980, Ann quit work and moved her family into her parents’ home to provide care for her mother until Margaret died on May 14, 1989. She then continued to care for her father, W. B. Horton, until his death on July 15, 2011. She spent 31 years caring for her parents.
Survivors include her children, daughter and daughter-in-law, Barbara Hall and Amanda Linn of Little Rock, AR, daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Eddie Fyock of Texarkana, TX, sons and daughter-in-law, David and Marti Hall of Texarkana, TX, and Scott Hall of Texarkana, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Cindi Jones-Horton of San Marcos, TX, and sister Lynda Gates of Gig Harbor, WA; grandchildren, Jared Fyock of Ashdown, AR, Anthony Bean of Texarkana, TX, Nickie Hall of Texarkana, AR, Stephanie Brooks of Maud, TX, Dylan Hall of Texarkana, TX, Ashleigh Hall of Texarkana, TX and Briannah Hall of Texarkana, and 6 great-grandchildren.
A graveside celebration of Ann’s life will be held 11am Saturday, August 29, at the Honeysuckle Rose Arbor 3 at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens, 826 N. Kings Hwy, at 11:00 a.m. Please, in light of the suffering we have known from Covid 19 and to help stop the spread, wear a mask and be prepared to social distance.
Donations may be made to one of Ann’s favorite charities, Randy Sams Outreach Shelter, Inc., in Texarkana, TX.
Arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home-Downtown.
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.
Graveside Memorial Service
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Mary Ann Hall
August 26, 2020
Jon, Cameron and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
August 24, 2020
Ann was one of the most caring people that I have ever met.
I worked with her husband, Dave, for several years. Ann was the rock in that relationship, always steadfast, calming, and a smile; no matter what. It seemed as though she and Dave knew everyone in town and helped out more people than you could count.
My condolences to the family
August 23, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Mary Ann and I went to Liberty Eylau together. In the past year or so I had the opportunity to get reacquainted with her. We had such a good time reminiscing about old times at school. My deepest sympathy for her family and friends.
August 22, 2020
I am sorry about your loss and remember Mary Ann from years ago at Rose Hill Church, where she was a few years older than me in the youth group. The Hortons were special Christian folks well liked by all. May your happy memories give you comfort at this time.
Dixie O’Neill Wilder
JoAnn (Francis) Pine
August 21, 2020
Ann was my best friend all through high school. We were together almost daily after school. She would walk to my house, or me to hers, along the busy highway 59 when it was mostly grassy fields along the way. I imagine the distance was about 3 miles. After one of our many sleep-overs, this time at her house, we decided to make a pie. She wanted cherry and I wanted apple. We compromised and made a double layer pie with cherry on top and apple on bottom. That probably sounds pretty trivial to ya'll, but it was during the 50s and it was daringly extravagant in those days. Ann's parents were two of the sweetest people I ever met. Ann devoted several years of her life caring for them. I always admired her for that. Although we seldom saw each other after graduation, she always had a special place in my heart and I always knew she was 'there'. I miss her. The picture of Ann (left), and I was taken in 1959 by my Daddy. We posed in front of the original Liberty Eylau High School building. Ann and I were in the second graduating class after it's opening.