Mr. Burnice "Benny" Honsby Hall Jr., 77, of North Myrtle Beach (formerly of 600 Warren Road in Erwin), passed away at UNC Hospital on Friday, September 4, 2020, after a long battle with heart disease. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Joyce Ryals Hall; son Matthew Hall, and wife Erin of Apex; daughter Kaycey Vrettos and husband Athan of Myrtle Beach; grandson Ben Hall and granddaughter Ivy Hall of Apex; brother Larry Hall and his wife Sandra of Sanford; brother Bobby Hall Sr. and his wife Janet of North Myrtle Beach; and sister Mary Wilmers of Fayetteville. Mr. Hall is preceded in death by his parents, Burnice Honsby Hall Sr. and Margaret “Maggie” McLamb Hall; sisters Pauline Longshore and Neva Strauch; and brothers Chester Hall and Lewis Hall.
Burnice “Benny” Honsby Hall Jr. was born on December 25, 1942, at Good Hope Hospital in Erwin. He attended Erwin School, graduating in 1961. Hall served in the Army National Guard and as Vice President of Operations with National Finance Company for more than four decades, traveling around the states of North Carolina and Virginia. On September 8, 1974, he married his great love, Ruby Joyce Ryals of Johnston County, at Erwin Presbyterian Church. Hall had two children, Matthew and Kaycey, and remained a dedicated husband and father for nearly 46 years until his passing.
Benny Hall was a faithful servant of God who loved his brothers and sisters through Christ. He was a member of the Erwin Presbyterian Church and, later, the Erwin United Methodist Church. As a dedicated member of the community, Hall served in various active community clubs and groups, and was selected as the Erwin Chamber of Commerce’s Man of the Year in 1997 for his many contributions. Hall was also elected and served as a commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem on the Erwin Town Board for eight years.
Hall was well known for his bigger than life personality, kindness, humor, strength, humility, work ethic, dependability and willingness to lend a helping hand to others. An avid fan of westerns, southern culture, dogs, John Wayne and Carolina basketball, his most enjoyed hobby was spending time with his wife, two children and later, two grandchildren. As a father, he was a provider, teacher, supporter, prankster and devotee. Hall’s family and his faith were at the center of his world until his passing into Heaven’s gates. Benny will forever be remembered in the hearts of his loved ones as an extraordinary man who loved and lived fully.
Mr. Hall will have a private funeral service with his family at Erwin United Methodist Church. A public graveside service will be held at Erwin Memorial Park at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Rev. Don Mitchell and Rev. Won Namkoong will be officiating the services.
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Services have been entrusted to West and Dunn Funeral Home of Erwin, NC.
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