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Carol William Hall, 71, of Novelty, Missouri, died November 27, 2010, at his residence in Novelty, Missouri.

He was born on December 19, 1938 in Hedge City, Missouri the son of Tom and Carrie Mitchell Hall.

Carol attended Day Rural School, Plevna Elementary and the Novelty High School graduating in the class of 1956.

On August 15, 1958, Carol married his high school sweetheart, Karen Smith, and to this union six children were born.

Carol went to work for MoDOT at the age of 19 and worked 43 years with the Missouri Department of Transportation before retiring in 2000.

Carol loved working on his small acreage, working cattle, running his backhoe and bee keeping, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, David and his wife Melissa Hall of Columbia, Missouri, Dennis Phelps of Kirksville, Missouri, Melanie and her husband Lonnie Lunsford of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, John and his wife Michelle Hall of Columbia, Missouri, Angela and her husband Kelley Perry of Mitchellville, Iowa, and Christy and her husband Richard Swartz of Columbia, Missouri; grandchildren, Joshua and Corey Hall, Mary Arnold, and Lauren Hall, Daniel and his wife Julie Phelps and daughter Liberty, Luke and his wife Randee Rae Phelps and son Benjamin, Adam and his wife Heidi Phelps, Wesley, Andrea and Michaela Lunsford, Christine, Andrew, and Alayna Hall, Anthony and Collin Perry, Amber and her husband Chris Rice, and William, Grace, and Micah Swartz. He is also survived by his brother, Eugene and his wife Chong Hall of St. Peters, Missouri, sister, Jean and her husband Delbert Hawkins of Edina, Missouri, brother, Forrest and his wife Wanda Hall of Macon, Missouri; his brother-in-law, Kim and his wife Janice Smith of Edina, Missouri;an uncle, F.B. and his wife Clara Hall of Edina, Missouri;along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and neighbors.

Carol was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Carrie Hall; his wife, Karen Hall; oldest daughter, Teresa Phelps, and his stepmother, Thelma Hall.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Locust Hill Community Church west of Novelty, Missouri.

Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2010, with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.

Burial will be in the Novelty Cemetery in Novelty, Missouri. Reverend Ronnie Hawkins (nephew) will officiate and assisting will be Reverend Rick Hall (nephew). Music will be provided by Ed Anderson, Debbie Peters, Audrey Hamlin, and LeaAnn Hamlin along with Marjorie Brenizer leading a congregational song. Casket Bearers will be Mike Smith, Kelley Perry, Brent Hall, Merle Hall, Wesley Lunsford and Joshua Hall along with Honorary Bearers, Luke Phelps, Adam Phelps, Richard Swartz, Mark Smith, Daniel Phelps and Lonnie Lunsford.

An expression of sympathy in memory of Carol Hall may be left to the Knox County Food Pantry. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.