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Janie "Marlene" (Thomas) Hall

November 4, 1946 ~ August 2, 2022 (age 75)


Janie "Marlene" Hall, 75, of Russellville, Arkansas, made her transition into the presence of her heavenly Lord & Savior, Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022, at First United Methodist Church, 304 South Commerce, in Russellville, at 10:00 AM, with Dr. Tony Griffin officiating.  Following a private family committal in the Chapel of Light, cremation arrangements were provided by the J. Herman Humphrey Dignity Cremation Center.

Marlene was born November 4, 1946, in Anadarko, Oklahoma, to Earl Melvin & Annabele Florence (Rogers) Thomas.  She became the loving wife of William Russell “Russ” Hall on May 24, 1966, in Russellville.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Russ Hall; their two daughters: Michelle Lea Maddox (Warren Scott) of El Paso, Arkansas; and Leslie Dickinson (Bart) of Little Rock, Arkansas; five grandchildren: Andrew Maddox & Chris Maddox of Little Rock, Arkansas; and Blake Dickinson, Parker Dickinson & Graham Dickinson, all of Little Rock, Arkansas; her sister, Earlene Eady (Demoin) of Decatur, Texas; two brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Bill Eaton (Sharon) of Russellville; and Steve Hall (Susan) of Russellville.

Marlene enjoyed a long career in public finance & accounting.  While still raising her family, Marlene entered Arkansas Tech University to finish her degree work and completed the requirements for becoming a Certified Public Account (CPA).  She found great joy and blessing in serving her Lord in the lay ministry of First United Methodist Church of Russellville, working with children as the director for the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF), and serving on the church’s Finance Committee.  She loved her family, and her children and grandchildren all heartily agreed she was a “wizard in the kitchen.” One never left the Hall home hungry!

Faithfully supporting her husband’s military career in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, Marlene’s cremains will be privately interred at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  She worked tirelessly alongside her husband in the completion of the River Valley Veterans Memorial Park and invested many hours of proud volunteer work with the River Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association (MOAA).

The family would be honored for memorial donations in Marlene’s memory be made to: River Valley Veterans Memorial Park, C/O River Valley Veterans Coalition, Pope County Veteran’s Service, 100 West Main Street (Pope County Courthouse), Russellville, AR 72801, 

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Memorial Service
August 6, 2022

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
304 South Commerce

Private Committal

J. Herman Humphrey Dignity Cremation Center
2801 W. Main St.
Russellville, AR 72801


River Valley Veterans Memorial Park
River Valley Veterans Coalition - 100 W. Main St. (Pope County Courthouse), Russellville AR 72801
Tel: 1-479-968-6049

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