One of Most Prominent Baptist Ministers in State No More.
Was Editor of the Baptist Flag and a Veteran in the Service of Christianity.
FUNERAL TOMORROW AT 2 P.M.
Rev. J. N. Hall, D.D., one of the most prominent Baptist ministers in Kentucky and editor of the Baptist Flag published at Fulton died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at Fulton after several days illness. Paralysis was the direct cause of his death.
Rev. Hall had been at Prescott, Arkansas and became very ill there several days ago, his wife and daughter leaving Fulton to be at his bedside Friday. They brought him home but he did not survive long.
Rev. Hall was about 70 years old and had for many years resided in Kentucky. He for a time resided in Missouri and published a paper, but returned to Kentucky about six years ago.
He was a brilliant man and was one of the best known Baptists in the country. He leaves a second wife and one daughter, the latter Mrs. Ruth Hall. He had another daughter, wife of Mr. Mott Ayres but she died a few years ago.
The remains will lie in state at the Baptist church at Fulton tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the funeral will take place at 2 p.m. It will be conducted by the Revs. M. E. Dodd, I. N. Penlck and J. B. Moody, the latter of Martin, Tenn.
From the Western Recorder, Louisville, KY
Death of J. N. Hall
Western KY Pastor and Editor
We nave just learned of the death of the Rev. J. N. Hall. This news will be a surprise and a shock to many hearts. The telegram stated that the burial would be Tuesday at 3 p. m. We are greatly startled at the news. We knew Bro. Hall had been in poor health for some time, but his indomitable energy would not let him take needed rest. He did three men's work and never spared himself. He was a man of wide influence and he held the hearts of his friends with a firm grasp. A man of clear cut views and of profound convictions, along with unflinching courage, he was not one toward whom the people could be indifferent. He was a man of tender devotion to his family and of steadfast faithfulness to his friends. He was a preacher of rare power, and great crowds would gather where they knew he would preach. He was best loved by those who knew him most intimately rather than by those who knew, him only through the columns of the American Baptist Flag, of which he was the fearless editor.
He will be greatly missed. He was a Baptist through and through, and a stalwart defender of "the faith once for all delivered to the saints." He was also a great soul winner, many being led to Christ in protracted meetings in which he preached. He was a man of most versatile gifts and of most tireless energy. Moreover he had the rare quality of knowing his limitations. The writer never heard him preach but once, but that was a great sermon, though delivered on a modest occasion. We tender our condolence to the bereaved.
[From Paducah Sun, December 4, 1905, page 1, and the Western Recorder , December 7, 1905, p. 9, Documents provided by Ben Stratton, Farmington, KY. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]
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