William Russell Hall, Jr.

image0William Russell Hall, Jr., 81, of Oriole,  died peacefully at home on Friday, April 30, 2010.


Born in Oriole on May 14, 1928, he was the son of the late William Russell Hall, Sr and Marion McDade Hall.


Russell retired from Suburban Propane as a truck driver.  He also farmed for 50 years.  He was a past member of the Somerset Rurtian, Princess Anne Lions Club, the Moose Lodge and was  past president of the Somerset County Election Board for numerous years.  Russell was a member of St. Peters United Methodist Church in Oriole.


He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Nancy Hall;  three daughters, Linda Benton Spery and husband Robert, Denise Barnette and husband John and Kimberly Williams and husband Paul;  five grandchildren, Mark Benton, Jr and wife April, Nicky Benton, Angie Todd and husband Jonathon, Cody Williams and Joey Williams; three great-grandchildren, Brett, Ashton and Parker Benton, all of Princess Anne.  Also surviving are two sisters, Ruby Wilson and husband Rod of Lewes, DE and Marion Raley and husband Joe of Delmar, Md., a brother, Harry Hall of Knoxville, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Hall.


Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 9pm at Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 6 at 2pm.   Rev. William Kniceley will be officiating.  Interment will be held in St. Peters United Methodist Cemetery in Oriole.


Contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733.  If you wish to leave condolences for the family, please visit www.hinmanfuneralhome.com.

10 comments to William Russell Hall, Jr.

  • Rosalie Koester

    Dear Nancy and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear from Ruthie that Russell had died. He was always the most cheerful and friendly person to Bob and I and helped us both so many times while we were trying to maintain the farm house and especially while Ruthie lived there. I will always remember his bubbly cheerful voice and demeanor and see him happily in that small green golf truck that he drove around. A wonderful kind man.

    My prayers are with you all. I know he was saved and is with our Lord now but you who remain are sadly missing him. God bless you all.

    In sympathy and loving rememberance of a fine man,


  • Gary W. Miller

    Nancy and Family

    I am so sorry for your great loss. We have all lost a true friend. He always had a smile and could make you laugh. He will be missed tremendously by many.

    We are never prepared for times such as these. I suppose this is what makes them so difficult to deal with.

    I will always have many fond memories of him. Memories are the well from which we must draw when we are low. We must remember all the good times and the joy of having him with us.

    With much sympathy and love to all of his family.


  • Donald and Will Hales

    Dear Nancy and Family,
    We just wanted you to know that our hearts go out to you at this time of grief and that we are deeply saddened to hear about your loss.
    With Sympathy,
    Donald & Will Hales

  • Eddie Tilghman

    Dear Nancy and Family, I only knew Russell from my childhood. Although much older than I, I only have fond memories of him. Have lived in Texas for most of my adult life, still have fond memories of Oriole and its mighty fine people.
    With God’s Love,
    Ed, Monica Tilghman

  • Barb Sturgis

    Dear Nancy and family,
    What a wonderful picture you have chosen of such a nice man. He always had a smile for everyone and coyuld make others laugh. Going way back to the Suburban Propane days when he worked with daddy – ‘Sturg’ – you folks always made me feel welcome. we’re so sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Barb and Paul Sturgis

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