Mount Vernon News
  • Merl J. Hall

  • February 23, 2010

LOUDONVILLE — Merl J. Hall, 71, of rural Loudonville died unexpectedly Monday morning, Feb. 22, 2010, in the emergency room of Samaritan Regional Health Center, Ashland.

Merl was born June 9, 1938, in Knox County and was the son of the late Guy and Charlotte (Darr) Hall. He lived in northern Knox County most of his life and attended Danville High School. He was the co-owner of Hall’s Body Shop near Jelloway from 1975 until his retirement in 2005. He had formerly been an insulation contractor and had worked for Wendling Masonry Contractors. He was a member of the Butler Church of Christ, and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Merl is survived by his wife, Lura Hart Hall, whom he married Oct. 24, 1958; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Daniel Robinson of Fredericktown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Jane Hall of Loudonville and Todd and Laura Hall of Butler; seven grandchildren, Nathan (Courtney) Robinson, Ryan Robinson, David (Jessica) Hall, Adam Hall, Michael Hall, Garrett (Tarah) Hall and Kaylie Hall; three great-grandchildren, Austin Robinson, Alexander Hall and Grace Hall; a brother, Beryl Hall of Butler; and two sisters, Bernice Stanger of Loudonville and Kathleen Franks of Perrysville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kathy Hall; a granddaughter, Christin Hall; a brother, Earl Hall; and a sister, Lucille Wright.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Howard Burnett and Denzil Hart officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ, c/o Denzil Hart, 6198 Renie Road, Bellville, OH 44813. Online condolences may be left for the family at



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