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Willis O’neal Hall

Willis O’neal Hall, a resident of Winchester, died Thursday evening, June 21, 2007 at his home. He was 71 years of age. Willis was born December 23, 1935 in Anadarko to Andrew Farris and Lula Mae (Trull) Hall. He served in the United States Marine Corps serving in the Korean War, 1953-1956, and married Greta Jo Pounds on March 9, 1956 at Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma. In 1971, Willis and Greta moved their family to the Beggs/Winchester area and he worked for 27 years in the Service Department of IBM, retiring in 1987. After retirement he began building homes and then began volunteer work building churches. Willis helped build churches in several states and many close to home such as Natura, Morris and Beggs. The highlight of his mission work was a trip to Africa in 1998 where he helped put in a water system also serviced at the present time on the Excise Board. He was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church of Morris and loved fishing and hunting as well as carpentry. Willis was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Marshall Mason, two brothers, Billy Jack and Jimmy Hall, five sisters, Roberta Knauss, Beth Hardesty, Cindy Exendine and two infant sisters, and his father-in-law, Buddy Pounds. Survivors include his wife, Greta Hall, of the home, a son, Stephen O’neal Hall of Dallas, daughter, DeDe Dunkle and husband Michael, their daughter Megan Dunkle and Joey McAuley and their son Damian, all of McAlester, son, Scott Hall and wife Glenda of Beggs, their daughter, Mandi Mason and her son Lane and daughter Mariah of Keifer and their father Rob Failing of Sapulpa, son, Kent Morrison Hall of Beggs, two sisters, Betty Jo Davison and husband Larry of Mannford and Glenda Phillips of Minco, Oklahoma, and his mother-in-law, Willie Pounds of Ft. Cobb. A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at the Trinity Baptist Church of Morris with Reverend David Hamilton officiating and Pastor Richard Kerr assisting. Interment will be at 4 PM at the Ft. Cobb Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Blount officiating in Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma. Friends may visit the funeral home on Monday from 10 to 8 PM. Memorials in Willis’ name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs. Online condolences may be sent at