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Russell Harrison Hall, December 15, 1949~June 22, 2015

Hall for WebsiteRussell Harrison Hall, of Fayetteville, AR., died June 22, 2015.  Russell was born to Vernon Lloyd and Frances Elizabeth Louise (Rose) Hall.

Russell devoted his life to providing for his family.  He enjoyed hunting, deep sea fishing, gardening, grilling and bread baking.  In younger years, he may be remembered for his athletic achievements, lettering in all 3 sports, as a Fayetteville High School Bulldog in the late 1960’s.  He played on the All-State and All-American football teams, and then as a Razorback at the University of Arkansas.

Professionally, he was a senior lineman at SWEPCO for 17 years, until he started his own high voltage electrical contracting business, Skyline Services.  He successfully operated Skyline for over 20 years until he sold the business and retired.

Russell also volunteered many years to Round Mountain Fire Department, serving as a Board Member and as President.  In later years, he served the Beach Club Community in Gulf Shores, AL. on the Catalina Board.  Russell never refused help to anyone in need and was always first to assist his family and neighbors, in the Wyman Community.  Russell loved the Lord and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and then of First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

Russell is survived by his wife of 15 years, Joanne Buelt Hall; his three daughters, Alisa Maree Duncan and husband, Daniel; Jennifer Rose Hall; Sarah Adair Wood and husband, Ross; Joanne’s children, Sarah Khan and husband, Anwar; Brian Stuart and wife,  Denise Frances Stuart; and Mike Stuart and wife, Lauren Harris Stuart.  He was “Papa” to twelve grandchildren, including Alisa’s sons, Austin Russell Bushong and Alex Thomas Bushong; and Sarah’s daughter, Savannah Maree Wood.  Other grandchildren include Ariana and Tyler Khan (Sarah Khan); Evelyn, Natalie and Lucas Stuart (Brian Stuart); Dylan and Madeleine Stuart (Mike Stuart); Aaron Bushong and Brandon Duncan.  His surviving siblings include Steven Hall and wife, Barbara; Kathleen O’Brien and husband Ed; Thomas Hall; and Patrick Hall and wife, Cathy.

Russell is preceded in death by his wife of 30 years and mother of his daughters, Donna Maree Walker Hall; by his parents, Vernon Lloyd Hall and Frances Elizabeth Louise (Rose) Hall; and by his sister, Linda Faye (Hall) Dingman.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville, AR., with burial in Round Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.  Eric Roberts will be officiating.

After services, family and friends are invited to visit with the Hall Family at Courtyard by Marriott, located at 600 Van Asche in Fayetteville, from 12:30-3:00 P.M.

In accordance with Russell’s wishes, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project are requested in lieu of flowers.

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    Name » 24. Jun, 2015

    Dear Joanne & family, Tom & I were sorry to learn of Russell ‘s passing. He was always full of good spirits. He was the first to recognize Lucas Stuart’s ability to mow thru his siblings to get to Mom or Dad. We have fond memories for this fine man. We were blessed to know him.
    Tom & Phyllis Francis

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    Phyllis Francis » 24. Jun, 2015

    Dear Joanne & family,
    We were so sorry to learn of Russell ‘s passing. He was always full of good spirits & he was the first to recognize Lucas ‘s ability to mow thru his siblings to get to Mom or Dad.
    Russell was a fine man & we are grateful that we knew him.
    Phyllis & Tom Francis

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    Dan & Judy Morgan » 25. Jun, 2015

    Joanne & Girls, We are so sorry to here about Russell, we knew he wasn’t doing well but never thought he would be gone so soon. He will be missed by many.

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    Judie McCleary » 26. Jun, 2015

    Joanne I am so sorry to hear of your Husbands passing.
    Time just goes by so quickly.
    Your Cousin-Judie

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    Phyllis Boyland » 26. Jun, 2015

    So sorry for your lossJoanne, keeping you in my prayers.

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    Hazel Milner » 26. Jun, 2015

    Joanne, you are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Russell was such a sweet man and I won’t ever forget how surprised I was when he made monkey bread for your Art Class. Love you, Hazel

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    Cathy Smedley » 26. Jun, 2015

    So sorry for the lose of your brother, Russell. He left quiet a legacy to carry on.

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    Adrian & Ruth Gregg » 26. Jun, 2015

    We would like to express our Sympathy for your loss.

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    Rusty Jones » 27. Jun, 2015

    Thomas and family,
    so sorry to hear about Russell.
    I remember he and my brother playing
    football together at FHS and at the UofA.
    I remember the fun times we had terrorizing
    Garland and Maxwell growing up. Your mom put a
    newspaper splint on my broken leg.
    I wish you and your family well and hope that the fond memories out weigh the grief ten fold. God bless you all.

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    Mary Radley » 27. Jun, 2015

    Prayers for the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ for all of the family.

    Mary Radley and the parishioners of St. Leo’s, Hartford, AR

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    Don & Linda Kirby » 29. Jun, 2015

    Alisa, Jennifer and Sarah,
    We are so sorry to hear about Russell. We have many special memories of him, your mom, and all of you girls. Your parents were such kind, thoughtful people and always brought smiling faces and happiness around them. All of you will hold a special place in our hearts. We hope all the loving memories you have of your dad will keep him close to your hearts.
    Our deepest sympathies and love,
    Don and Linda

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    Monty Bell » 29. Jun, 2015

    I wish to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of Russell. I worked with him at SWEPCO. He was a fine man.