Master/Sgt (Ret) Jonathan B. Hall, 88, of 4529 Ottawa Street, Columbus, died on Monday, August 2, 2010 at Columbus Hospice House. Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM in Main Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, GA with a Military Chaplin officiating according to the Charles E. Huff's International Funeral Home. The funeral cortege will leave from the residence at 9:30 am. Viewing will be today from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the funeral home located at 927-5th Ave, Columbus.

Master Sgt. Hall was born September 23, 1921 in Cross City, Florida to Mr. Johnny Hall and was raised by his grandmother Mrs. Amanda Hall. Master Sgt. Hall was a Deacon at Gethsemane Baptist Church where he worshiped for many years. He worked as an independent contractor for Diversified Products and Ft. Benning Environmental Services. Master Sgt Hall retired from the United States Army with the Army Occupational Medal (Japan-Germany), Korean Service Medal w/ 1 Silver Star and 1 Bronze Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 OLC, WWII Victory Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Distinguished Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal w/ 1 OLC, Good Conduct Medal 7th Award, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ 4 Battle Stars, 6 Oversea Service Bars, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Silver Star and 1 Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 space Device, Bronze Star Medal, 10 Service Stripes.

He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Rosa G. Hall of Columbus; one daughter, Rosalyn D. Hall of Columbus; a devoted cousin, Florida Griffin of Lakeland, FL; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Malinda Gamble-Woolfolk of Jonesboro, GA, Mildred (Russel) Anderson of Hopkins, SC and Catherine G. Edmondson of Hampton, GA; one brother-in-law, Nathaniel (Claudine) Gamble of Columbus, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.

There are no words to tell you
Just what I feel inside
The shock, the hurt, the anger
Might gradually subside

A million times I'll need you
A million times I'll cry
If Love alone could have saved you
You never would have died

In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That no one could ever fill

It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God took you home

Things will never be the same
And all though it hurts so bad
I will smile whenever I hear your name
And be proud you were my Dad.

I Love You Daddy,