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Obituary - William Courtney Hall



William Courtney Hall, age 95, passed away Wednesday at his home in Woodstock, GA. He was born June 21, 1912 in Atlanta, GA. Courtney is survived by his daughter, Florence Chloe Hall-Edwards, formerly of Atlanta and her husband, Larry E. Edwards of Dawson, GA. He has several nieces, nephews, and one granddaughter. He is also survived by his special caregivers, Barbara Newton, Graham Hurst, and Kim Abare. He was predeceased by his son, F. Stephen Hall and sister, Betty Hall Clarke and brother F.S. Hall, Jr.

He graduated from Boys High in Atlanta and received a football scholarship from Georgia Tech. He owned the Atlanta Stockyard with his father and brother, buying and selling mules all over the world.

An avid outdoorsman with a great enthusiasm for life, he enjoyed mules, Tennessee Walking Horses, bird dogs, and wagon trains. Mr. Hall drove his wagon from Stone Mountain, GA to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania on the Bicentennial Wagon Train in 1976, representing the state of Georgia. He drove a wagon with mules from the "Golden Isles" to the "Golden Hills" (Dahlonega, GA) to Atlanta, GA that raised money to redome the Capitol of Georgia in 1979. He was invited to drive his wagon around the state of Texas in 1986 on the Sesquicentennial Wagon Train.

The family received friends Friday from 6 P.M.-8 P.M. at Huey Funeral Home in Canton, GA. Graveside Services were Saturday, 1:00 P.M. at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, GA, Rev. Cindy Blockshidge, officiating. The funeral procession left Huey Funeral Home at 11:15 A.M. Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Pet Rescue, 720 14th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 or to the charity of your choice.

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