Flem Johnson Hall, 88, of St. Marys died peacefully at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 6, in the loving arms of his family.
Flem was born in Baxter, Tenn., on Aug. 18, 1930, to Lassie and Benton Hall. He graduated from East Commerce High School in Detroit, Mich., in 1948.
Flem started his banking career in Cookeville, Tenn., at Citizens Bank, where he met the love of his life, Peggy. He transferred to Jacksonville in 1955 to further his banking career. Flem and Peggy were married on April 22, 1956. They moved to St. Marys in 1956 where Flem worked as vice president of St. Marys State Bank, later becoming the bank president. He worked at the bank for 36 years, guiding the bank through numerous changes.
He also owned the Flem J. Hall Insurance Agency for more than 40 years. He was a longstanding member of the St. Marys Chamber of Commerce, an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of St. Marys and a charter member of the Kiwanis Club. He and Peggy were always very active members in the community.
Flem lost his loving wife, Peggy, to whom he was married for 56 years, in 2013.
He is survived by his three daughters, Terry Miller, Julie Faubion (Kent) and Amy Miller (Lee). He will be remembered as a proud and loving “Papa” to his grandchildren Holly (Jeremiah), Rebecca (Robert), Brit, Brian (Lilly), Tripp and Lane. Flem particularly loved being a great-papa to Noel, Dagny, Dean and Adelaide.
Flem was the second of six sons born to Benton McMillan Hall and Lassie Tallent Hall. He is survived by two of his brothers, James and Tommy; and predeceased by his brothers, Bruce, Gordon and Jack.
Flem loved to watch Braves baseball, was a voracious reader and loved sweets. He was an adoring father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family was very important to Flem. He enjoyed attending family reunions in his native Baxter and visiting his hometown. He will be remembered as a generous, patient, supportive and kind man with many friends in town and everywhere he went.
The family would like to thank the “girls” (as he called them) who helped look after our dad the last year and a half: Barbara, Amanda, Jamie and Sharon.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. Marys Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rick Douylliez officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys was in charge of arrangements.