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Mr. William H. "Billy" Hall
President of Georgia Wood Preserving

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. William H. "Billy" Hall, 84, of Thomson, entered into rest November 10, 2008, at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2008, from Sweetwater Baptist Church with Revs. J.B. Redd and Kenneth Garvin officiating. Interment followed at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Mr. Hall was born in Harlem, and was the son of the late Alfred Jack Hall and Virtie Quinn. After his father passed away during Mr. Hall's early years, his loving stepfather, George King, raised him. At an early age, he began selling peanuts to the workers at the Camak rock quarry, while attending school at Camak and later graduating from Warrenton High School in 1941. The day after graduating from high school, he began working for Western Brooker in Camak where he was employed for 10 years.

For more than 50 years he operated the business he founded and was involved in the day-to-day operations of Georgia Wood Preserving until only a few months ago.

In addition to his business success, Mr. Hall was active in the community and his church serving as deacon emeritus at Sweetwater Baptist Church in Thomson, and as a past director of Peoples Bank of Crawfordville. He also served as a director of the Thomson Lions Club.

Survivors include Brenda McElveen, Grovetown, Carol Hall, Thomson, Kathie Reeder and husband, Steve, Social Circle, Ga., Margie Sosebee and husband, Tom, Ringold, Ga., Becky Edmond and husband, Bobby, Montgomery, Ala., and Bill Hall and wife Mary Ann, Thomson, John McBrayer, Augusta, Clay Hall and wife, Melissa, Grovetown. Additional survivors include 14 grandchildren: Cliff Reeder, Will Boyd, Timothy Boyd, Ryan Tyndall, Bart Reeder, Jacob Reeder, Henry Hall, Jeremy Edmond, Robbie Edmond, Haiden Grey, Stacey McElveen, Gerry Hall, Hollis Wells, Ali Maness and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Hall and Wesley King.

The family is especially grateful to all his caregivers who enabled him to spend his final months in the comfort of his home, and particularly Karen Meeks, who was so compassionate and exceptional to him.

Memorials may be made to the Georgia Baptist Children's Home or to the American Cancer Society.

Please visit to sign the family's personal guestbook.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008

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