Monday, January 25, 2010

Ralph C. Hall Obituary

Dr. Ralph Charles Hall, 84, of Winchester, Virginia, died Sunday, January 24, 2010, at The Willows of Meadow Branch in Winchester, Virginia. Hall was born June 9, 1925 in Lowell, Ohio, the son of Joseph Ralph and Florence Misel Hall.
He graduated from Macksburg High School in 1943. He then attended Ohio State University from 1944-1948 and received his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Hall attended Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind., where he received his Master of Divinity. After graduating from Grace Seminary he was senior pastor from 1951- 1956 at Riverside Grace Brethren Church in Johnstown, Penna. He then pastored in Columbus, Ohio, until 1957 when he moved to Meyersdale, Penna. to pastor until 1960.

Dr. Hall served 1960 – 1984 as a church architect for Grace Brethren Home Missions in Winona Lake, Ind. In 1996 he received his Doctorate of Theology from Christian Bible College & Seminary.

He retired from the Brethren Home Missions Council as an Architect and Engineer, where he specialized in the building of churches. He had designed and engineered more than 300 churches in 22 states. He retired to Bradenton, Fla., where he continued to work as an architect & engineer in church building.

Hall was an ordained minister with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches and a member of Apple Valley Community Church near Winchester, Virginia.

He married Elizabeth Ruth Lenox Hall on June 28, 1947 in Caldwell, Ohio. Mrs. Hall died May 15, 2006.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy E. Bell, of Winchester, VA; a son, Stephen M. Hall of West Palm Beach, FL; a sister, Helen Bunnell of Stowe, OH; and three grandchildren, Deborah & David Bell of Winchester, VA and Kala Hall of West Palm Beach, FL.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2010. at the Good Hope Cemetery in Lowell, OH. Arrangements are being conducted by the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home in Berryville, VA.

For those wishing to send condolences or messages to the family, an online guestbook is available through the funeral home by clicking here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ralph designed at least 5 buildings for my church ministries. He was a masterful Christian gentleman.

Luke E. Kauffman

4:08 PM  

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