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Ernest William (Ernie) Hall, age 81, of LaPlata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2022, in the Clarence Care Center in Clarence, Missouri.

He was born on September 8, 1941, in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Archie Austin and Ada Belle Parrish Hall.

He was married to Margaret Lee Craggs on April 1, 1961, and to this union two daughters were born.

On June 29, 2003, in Macon, Missouri, he married Sandra Kaye Michel, and she preceded him in death on August 31, 2018.

Ernie was also preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are two daughters, Laura Snelling and Jack of Kirksville, MO, and Connie Lee Hall and Margaret Conroy of Columbia, MO; two grandchildren, Tyler Snelling and Brittney of Kirksville, MO and Travis Snelling and Erin of Columbia, MO; six great-grandchildren, Tucker, Mika, Scarlett, Brystol, Paisleigh and Hadley Snelling; one sister, Sharon Fleak and David of Kirksville, MO; two nieces, Mary Ann Perrin and Jeff of Arkansas, Cathy Fleak of Arkansas; a nephew, Chris Fleak and Nicole of LaPlata, MO; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ernie received his education in Hurdland, MO. He farmed with his dad in the Hurdland area for several year and drove a truck for various companies. Ernie enjoyed fishing, gardening and collected John Deere antique tractors and toys.

Services were held Monday, December 19, 2022, in the Hudson- Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Visitation at 10 a.m. and funeral services at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Reese Blaine officiating for the services. Musical selections were, Go Rest High On That Mountain, When I Get Where I’m Going, and Angels Among Us.

Burial was in the Novelty Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Peavler, Leroy Cardwell, Patrick Gibbons, Jason Woods, Norman Kimmel, and Chris Fleak. Honorary bearers were Johnny Craggs and Gene McCarty.

Memorials are suggested to Novelty Cemetery. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO