FAYETTEVILLE – Andrew Maurice Hall, 92, of Fayetteville, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Fayetteville. Over a period of 74 years, Hall pastored churches in Arkansas, Ken tucky and Florida. His pastorates included First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, for 17 years.
Hall was born Nov. 30, 1920, in Little Rock to Jim and Ruth Hall. He served as a sports editor at Little Rock High School and was a member of the Ouachita Baptist College (now Ouachita Baptist University) championship debate team. Hall's other pastorates were First Baptist Church, Malvern, 1942-1943; First Baptist Church, Lake Wales, Fla., 1949-1953; First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, 1953-1970, where he led the campaign in 1960 to build the sanctuary currently in use by the congregation, and First Baptist Church, Delray Beach, Fla., 1970-1984. He received a doctorate from Southern Baptist Theologial Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in 1949 and pastored Hartford Baptist Church, Hartford, Ky., from 1944-1949.
Hall retired to Fayetteville and served interim pastorates at Van Buren, Berryville, Farmington, Prairie Grove, Dutch Mills and Elkins. He also did missionary work in Barbados, Antigua and Grand Cayman. He chaired the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission and was on the Foreign Mission Board (now the International Mission Board). He also served as president of Fayetteville Rotary Club and was an avid golfer and Razorbacks fan.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Harriet Grant Hall; sister, Charlene Watkins; two brothers, Wes Hall and Leland Hall; brothers-in-law, George Grant and Richard Grant; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Stanford. He is survived by one daughter, Andrea Hall Savage, and her husband Stan of Moultrie, Ga.; a son, Grant Hall, and his wife Audley of Fayetteville; two brothers, David Hall and his wife Polly of Little Rock, and Gayrie Hall and his wife Theresa of North Little Rock; grandchildren, Jason Hall and his wife Traci of Springdale, Joanna Braswell and her husband Anderson of Smithfield, Va., and Scott Hall of Fayetteville; five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Kathryn and Anna Hall, and Claire and Alice Braswell; and special friend Audrey Gateley of Fayetteville.
Funeral services were held Oct. 1 at First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, followed by a graveside service at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock under the direction of Moore’s Chapel in Fayetteville. Memorials may be made to the Andrew and Harriet Hall Ministerial Scholarship Award, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1324, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tributes may be recorded at www.mooresfuneralchapel.com.