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Jacob "Jake" Hall b. Dec. 9, 1897 d. Sept. 3, 1931

Married Allie Simmons on 15 Jan. 1921

Both Buried at Bell Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Tenn.


(1) Milburn was born March 28, 1922?. He was killed in action 29 Dec.1944 in Belgium, Germany during World War II.
Milburn was married to Joyce ___. His body was brought home to Newport for burial nearly five years later. He is buried at Union Cemetery next to Allen Turner Glenn (husband of Rebecca Hall ) and Singing Sam Hall (his grand-father).
Rank - PFC
Serial # 14024776
Arm or Service - Field Artillery
Date of Entry on Current Active Service - Sept. 30, 1940
Emergency address and relationship - Allen Hall (uncle) Rt. 2, Newport, TN Beneficiary - Allen and Mamie Hall, Rt. 1, Del Rio, TN
****Newspaper Clipping: Two Brothers In The Army---- Pvt. Milburn Hall and Pfc. Isaac Hall (pictured)
Newport, April 15-- Two sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hall of Newport are in the armed forces. They are Pvt. Milburn B. Hall, Camp Gordon, Augusta, Ga., and Pfc. Isaac C. Hall, Camp Claiborne, La. They both enlisted in the Army. They are nephews of Rebecca Freeman of Newport.*****

(2) Collis born 10 July 1922, d. ? Married Annie Ruth ____ born 21 May ?   Children: David and Alice. Alice married a Beason.

(3) Vella , Deceased 1998 Married (1) Ray Horner   Child: Randy Horner; Vella married (2) Charles Crosby. Randy married Pamela ?, their children are Brandi Michelle Horner and Laurie Ann Horner.

(4) Sylvia born 4 May 1926, d. Tuesday, 7 Mar. 1989 Married Henry A. Fox   Children: 2 daughters: Rhonda Fox Jones and Donna Fox Chapman. Rhonda has two daughters: Carla Elizabeth Plymale and ?. Donna married Tim Chapman and they have two children: Timothy Adam and Tracy Allison .

Sylvia H. Fox Obituary
New Ellenton--
Sylvia Hall Fox died Tuesday, March 7, 1989. Mrs. Fox, 62, resided at 409 Old Whiskey Rd. The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home with Robert G. Tuten, Guy Warner and Johnny Hooks officiating. Burial is to be in Aiken Memorial Park. Mrs. Fox was a native of Newport, Tn., and lived in Aiken County 37 years. She was a home-maker. She was a member of Jackson Church of Christ. She was a member of Pi Rho Zeta Sorority. She was a graduate of National Business College, Knoxville, Tn. Surviving are her widower, Henry A. Fox; two daughters, Rhonda Fox Jones, Martinez and Donna Fox Chapman, Aiken; a sister, Vella H. Crosby, Aiken; and three grandchildren, Timothy Adam Chapman and Tracy Alison Chapman, Aiken, and Carla Elizabeth Plymale, Martinez. Pallbearers are to be George Haynes, Frank Smith, Allen Clark, Jerry Hicks, Richard Boone and James Barret. Honorary pallbearers are to be Willie Clark, Hank Haynes, George Hammack, Odell Barrett and Broadus Watson. Memorials may be made to the Victoria Jenkins Fund, 409 Old Whiskey Rd. SW, New Ellenton, 29809. Friends may call from 7-9 tonight in Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vella Crosby
Web posted April 21, 1999
AIKEN -- Mrs. Vella H. Crosby, 68, of 119 Crosby Road, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at George Funeral Home with the Rev. Ransom Hall officiating. Burial will be in Southlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Crosby, a native of Hartford, Tenn., was a homemaker and a Christian. Survivors include her husband, Charles O. Crosby Sr.; a son, Randy Horner, Plantation, Fla.; a stepson, Charles O. Crosby Jr., Aiken; a stepdaughter, Angela Crosby Smith, Aiken; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Paul Stallings, Tim Chapman, Larry Griffith, Charles Graham and Wayne Smith. Friends may call at the residence. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Charles Crosby Sr.
Business owner
Web posted June 29, 1999
AIKEN -- Mr. Charles Osville Crosby Sr., 79, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shellhouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Yoho officiating. Burial will be in Matlock Baptist Church Cemetery, Jackson.
Mr. Crosby, a native of Jasper County, had retired as the owner of Crosby's Bar-B-Que Restaurant. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Charles O. Crosby Jr.; a daughter, Angela Smith, Ridge Spring; a stepson, Randy Horner, Plantation, Fla.; a brother, Johnnie Crosby, Beech Island; four sisters, Katherine McCombs, Inez Haywood and Lucille Stallings, all of Aiken, and Ruthy Dale Ellis, Charleston; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Gerald Hogsed, Ernest Butler, Eddie Bradley, Larry Griffith, Jimmy Clark, Charlie Graham and Gene O' Shields.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1003 Hammond Road, Aiken, SC 29803.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shellhouse Funeral Home.
The Augusta Chronicle June 29, 1999

Hello Aunt Rebecca:

      Received a letter from you last night, also one today. I really was glad to hear from you. You know when I get a letter from you that I am all smiles, so write me often. If I could be there now, I don`t think I would leave the house for a week, for I haven`t seen a good bed in a long while. I want you to have me a bed with a few stones in it. A soft bed would be too much of a luxury, ha-ha, also have me a foxhole dug so I can jump in when I get scared because we get scared often here.

    Aunt Rebecca, I don`t believe the war will last much longer, please wish me luck and keep praying for me. I pray every day that passes and believe me, it has been proven to me, it pays to pray. I received the watch and like it fine, the face came off but maybe I can have it fixed here. If not, I`ll return it to you. I also received the stationary.

    Aunt Rebecca, I think we will soon be in Paris, then Germany. I don`t believe the Germans will fight on their soil.

    Speaking of strikers, I`d like to exchange places with them, we will come home and work just for board. We would like very much to have them over here facing the Jerries bullets, and using a foxhole for a bath tub. They would go home and work for 50 cents a day and like it.

    If you at home could see the pitiful French people and what they are going through, you would know what war really means.

    It is sad to hear of so many deaths at home. I have seen many of my buddies go down, but I must be brave and take it. I wrote Ed. Tell sister to not write him now.

    I hope my time doesn`t come yet for a while. What would I give to be with you all today, but there is yet a job to do, but I`ll be there soon, so keep praying for me. I`ll not forget to pray. I love you better every day.

PVT. Milburn B. Hall----August 8, 1944

Milburn was killed in action 29 Dec.1944 in Belgium, Germany during World War II. He died from his tank being destroyed.****End****

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