Earnest Hall, 79, died October 11 at his home in Gifford, Ill.
Born in Viper to the late Henry and Sophia Caudill Hall, he was the widower of Irene Bates Hall.
He was U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force veteran, and was retired from the Air Force.
Surviving are four children, Lynn Keelan of Pensacola, Fla., Jim Hall and wife Ann, and Ernie Hall, Jr. and wife Sharon, all of Denver, and Tina Smith and husband Mike of Gifford; two brothers, James Hall and wife Betty, and Nathan Hall, all of Tennessee; a sister, Janice Vance of Kentucky; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Oct. 16 in Rantoul, Ill. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Rantoul.