Memorial services were held at Old Field Cemetery Saturday, August 6 for Alvin Jerome Hall, Sr. (who died Jan. 2, 2011) with the Rev. Dr. H. M. Moss officiating. He was cremated and an inurnment ceremony was held. Musical selections were by family and friends.
Alvin Jerome Hall, Sr. was born April 18, 1923 to the late Elisha and Clara (Armstrong) Hall. He was the sixth of ten children. Preceding him in death were seven brothers and one sister. Alvin Jerome was educated in Baxley. Leaving home at the age of 14, he moved to Florida and then settled in Philadelphia. On April 25, 1959, he married Clarice Jackson and they moved to Carpenter Street. They reared three children, Phillip, Evelyn and Alvin Jr. and remained happily married for 51 years.
Alvin was employed at Hanscome’s Bakery as a truck driver for 34 years until his retirement in 1984. He joined the Fifty-Ninth Street Baptist Church on April 4, 1968. Alvin was a dedicated and tireless worker for his church. He was appointed as a Trustee, and in later years, he received an emeritus appointment. He was also a member of his beloved Male Chorus and served as chairman of the Men’s Day committee for several years. Alvin was the Carpenter Street Block Captain for many years and remained a consultant to his predecessor, Jack Bivens.
Alvin was a mentor to so many and truly reflected the term, “love thy neighbor” in his way of life. One of Al’s favorite pastimes was sitting on his porch with his “boys” where he would often say, “I can see all things that go on up here.”
Alvin leaves to mourn, his wife of 51 years, Clarice Jackson Hall; two sons, Phillip and Alvin, Jr. (Raynutou); one daughter, Evelyn (Robert); two grandson, Robert Jr. and Kamal; one granddaughter, Aliyah; one great-grandson, Nathaniel; one sister, Hester Johnson (Ernest) and a host of nieces and nephews and family and friends.
Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.