Obituaries for Dec. 12, 2008

Harold Hall, 87

Harold Clinton Hall, 87, of Blue Mountain, died Dec. 9, 2008, at his residence.  He was born Sept. 1, 1921 in New Albany to Hubert Clinton Hall and Emma Coker Hall.  He served during WWII in the US Army.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Tom Haynes Construction.  He was a Baptist.

Services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at United Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Jeff Lawrence and Rev. W.L. Oaks officiating.  Interment was in Wallerville Cemetery.  United Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Faire Lee Hall; six daughters, Judy Davis and her husband, Ronnie, Jane Smith and her husband, James, Susan Hall, Rhonda Daniel and her husband, Bobby and Beth Johnson and her husband, Kevin, all of New Albany and Kay McLean and her husband, Johnny of Pensacola, Fl.; three sons, Jimmy Hall and his wife, Neva, Joey Hall and Randy Hall and his wife, Sherry, all of New Albany; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Jerry Hal and Stephen Hall and one sister, Thelma E. Bailey.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and grandsons-in-law.  Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons and the American Legion.

Visitation was from 5 until 9 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Leon Enlow, 76

Leon Enlow, 76, of Mooreville, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Sanctuary Hospice House.  A native of the Carolina community of Itawamba Co., he was born on April 24, 1932 to the late Otha Thornly Enlow and Princess Ophella Gillentine Enlow.  He lived much of his life in Lee County with the last 43 years in Mooreville.  He married his wife of 59 years, Dorotha Ann Williams on Dec. 10, 1949 and she survives.  He was employed for 22 years with Mid South Packers.  In 1971, he became a self-employed rural water systems operator and contractor.  He was instrumental in the construction and operation of the Mooreville-Richmond Water Association, Old Union Water Association, Haven Acres Water Association, Auburn Water Association and the Dorsey Water Association, among others.  He was a land developer and a cattle farmer in the Mooreville area.  He loved the land and the outdoors, working his cattle, coon hunting and seeing that rural folks had good, safe and pure running water.  He was a longtime active member of the Boguefala Baptist Church where he formerly taught Sunday school and served with the Brotherhood.  A tireless worker, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother who revered and respected his family and his fellowman.  He will be sorely missed.

Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Bro. Grover Laird officiating and assisted by Bro. Roger Dale Franks and Bro. Bryan Wilson.  A graveside committal service followed in the Keyes Cemetery on Hopewell-Keyes Road in Dorsey with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating.  Holland-Harris Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dorotha Ann Williams Enlow of Mooreville; two daughters, Gena Anne Vail and her husband, Robert of New Albany and Dortha Leona “Dottie” Wilson of Tupelo; two sons, Jeffrey Leon “Jeff” Enlow of Mooreville and John Houston Enlow and his wife, Chari of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Hasley LuAnne Farrar, Lee Houston Enlow, Jeffrey Mark Enlow, John Houston Enlow, Jr., Jordan Haley Enlow and Anna Leigh Enlow; three step-grandchildren, Alyssa Vail, Robert Paul Vail and Carrie Ann Vail; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Holle and her husband, John of Jackson and JoAnn Blaylock and her husband, James of Jacksonville, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dr. Ruble Enlow and his beloved dog, Fred.

Pallbearers were Sid Williams, Dan McCormick, James Moore, James Brown, Robert Stroup, Wayne Throne and Ed Mattox.  Honorary pallbearers were Willie Schumpert, W.C. Carpenter, Willie Allred, James Ausborn, Mayor Bill Rutledge, former employees of Mid South Packers and area rural water system employees and former employees.

Visitation was from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hope Family Ministries, 2754 Mattox St., Tupelo, MS 38801, Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2188, Tupelo, MS 38801 or to the University of Mississippi Medical Center Alzheimer’s Research Fund, 2500 North State St., Jackson, MS 39216.

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