Sundra (Sunny) Hall was born on July 15, 1936, in Corsicana, Texas and raised in Athens until her family moved to Dallas when she was 12 years old. She passed away peacefully at home in Athens, Texas on November 2, 2016 at the age of 80.
She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas in 1954, and Southern Methodist University in 1958, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. Sunny was a school teacher in Dallas and Richardson for a number of years, and later in Athens where she and her husband retired.
Active in lineage societies, Sunny was a member of The National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution holding offices of state curator and state corresponding secretary, as well as honorary chapter regent of Daniel McMahon. Additionally, she was a member of The National Society Magna Charta Dames, The Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent, The National Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, and Descendents of Washington's Army at Valley Forge.
Active in the community, Sunny was a Past President of the Athens Literary Society, a member of the Lone Star Republican Women, and a member of various other organizations. As a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church, Sunny was active in the Presbyterian Women's organization holding leadership positions at both local and state levels.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Miles Bruce Smith and Eddie Barfoot Smith, and her sister, Sally Smith Slaughter. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Arthur H. Hall, Sr. of Athens, sons J. Clayton Hall of The Woodlands, Arthur H. Hall, Jr. of The Woodlands, daughter Leigh Allison (Bootsie) Hall of Dallas, grandchildren Miles Alexander Hall, Breanne Patricia Llanas, Harley Madison Hall, Arthur H. Hall III, Charles Middleton Hall, great-grandson Isaiah X. Llanas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Blake O. Bumbard, Mark H. Cline, Ph.D., Christopher S. Coker, Kelly C. Hannah, James M. Turner, DVM, R. Brad Womack, and Thomas R. Arnold (Honorary).
Her strong faith and love of her church were apparent to all who knew her. If desired, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 405 E. Corsicana Street, Athens, Texas 75751.
A visitation will be held on Sunday from 6-8 P.M. at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Services will be held on Monday at 2:00P.M. At The First Presbyterian Church with burial to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or light a candle from the family you may do so at www.carroll-lehr.com.
Published on November 4, 2016