Last updated: September 18. 2013 7:26AM - 2620 Views
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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Well-know Logan County historian and businessman James “Sammy” Hall died Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at his home in Florida.

Hall, owner of the former Hall’s Grocery at Pecks Mill, was a founding member of the Logan County Genealogy Society, serving as president and vice president of society, and a 2003 West Virginia History Hero.

A 1967 graduate of Logan High School and a 1976 graduate of Marshall University with a B.A. degree in education, Hall was an educator for more than 30 years in Logan County, having taught at Coal Branch, Central Jr. High, Omar Jr. High, Man Jr. High, Chapmanville Jr. High, Sharples High and Logan Senior High.

While in Logan, Hall had been a member of both Central United Baptist Church and Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, serving as a choir member for both churches. In Pensacola, he was an active member of the Cokesbury United Methodist Church. His other memberships include the Gideons, the Odd Fellows Lodge in Logan and the Alzheimer’s-Pensacola Chapter. Hall donated his brain to the Florida Brain Bank for future studies of Alzheimer’s Disease caused by head traumas.

Hall had resided in Florida for the past four years with his wife, Cindy Brooks Hall, who survives. A memorial service in Logan County is being planned for November.

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