Hall, Emily Preis

April 23, 2006

EMILY PREIS HALL of Naples, Florida, passed away at Bentley Village on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. Emily was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 15, 1924, an only child of Emil Eugene and Isabelle Standiford Preis (both now deceased). She attended the public schools of Baltimore City and graduated from Eastern High School. Following graduation Emily was employed as a secretary by Bendix Radio at their Fort Avenue plant, and immediately became involved in the operation of the plant suggestion system set up to improve production and reduce costs during World War II. Predeceased by her husband of 51 years, William Barnes Hall, and her son, James Timothy Hall, Emily is survived by her loving children William Barnes Hall, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Fenwick Island, Delaware; Sandra Hall Hancock and her husband Ira of Bonita Springs, Florida; Thomas Eugene Hall and his wife Teri of Katy, Texas; the late James Timothy Hall's former wife Susan Burnett of Salisbury, Maryland; 10 grand children (William B. Hall III, and his wife Marty of Fenwick Island, Delaware; Carroll Ward, and her husband Lee of Dayton, Virginia; Scott Hall, and his wife Rachel of Ocean City, Maryland; Julian Henry Hall of Fenwick Island, Delaware; Pamela Bunting, and her husband Doug of Bonita Springs, Florida; Cynthia Hancock of The Plains, Virginia; James Timothy Hall, Jr. of Garrison, Maryland; Devon Brown, and her husband Michael of North Charleston, South Carolina; Christopher Hall of Columbia, Tennessee, and Kevin Hall of Katy, Texas), eight great grand children (William B. Hall IV, Corey Hall, Russell Hall and Carrie Anne Hall of Fenwick Island, Delaware; Brooks Ward and Sarah Anne Ward of Dayton, Virginia; Bryant Bunting, and his wife Lauren of Ocean City, Maryland; and Brandon Bunting of Naples, Florida), and two great-great grand children (Gavin Bunting and Colin Bunting). Emily and Barnes were married on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1944, at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Emily was a Deacon at Aisquith Presbyterian Church, a Boy Scout Den Mother, a volunteer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and an aide at the Children's Hospital School. After spending many years in the Baltimore area, beginning in 1973 Emily and Barnes started spending their winters at Forest Lakes in Naples, Florida, eventually spending all of their time in Florida. They were active in Forest Lakes Condominium Association and Quail Run Golf Course, where they were both members. They were also energetic travelers, seeing much of the United States, Central America, Europe and Asia together. Following the death of her husband, Emily relocated to Bentley Village where she was an avid golfer and bridge player, and an active participant in the many Village events and trips. She was a member of Moorings Presbyterian Church and the Mary Circle. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she will be missed by all who knew her. A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 11:00 A.M. at the auditorium in the West Club House at Bentley Village, Bentley Village Court, Naples, Florida. Donations may be made in her name to Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples, Florida 34103-4496. Naples Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery 239-597-3101

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