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Gregory Hyett Hall, 60

Posted 10/29/2015

HALSTEAD – Gregory Hyett Hall, 60, of St. Helena Island, S.C., died late Thursday, October 22, 2015.  Born in Halstead, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Irene Hall. 

Hall was a multi-sport athlete, class president, and valedictorian at Halstead High School in Halstead, Kansas. He attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and was a scholarship player on the football team. He began his coaching and teaching career in Wichita before moving to the Beaufort area in 1988.

In addition to his wife, Hall is survived by his daughters, Amy Parker and her husband Joel of Hyattsville, Maryland, and Dana Hall of Beaufort; his adoptive daughter, Dana Judd of Muskegon, Michigan; and two grandsons, Ian Hall Wilson and Cory Judd.

The celebration of his life and BYOB/potluck with his family was held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd, Fripp Island, S.C. Additional visitation without the family will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Copeland Funeral Service, One Copeland Drive, Beaufort, S.C. Donations made to the Hall Family will be held for the future education of his grandchildren. 

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Regina Haynes, 59

Posted 10/29/2015

Regina Haynes, 59, loving wife and mother, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. She had worked at Learjet as an Electronic Technician.

On July 4, 1975, she and Ronald Haynes were united in marriage in Wichita. Regina was an avid gardener, crafter and cook. She also loved her cats. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. 

Survivors include her husband, Ron; daughter, Cassie Beckner and husband Dustin of Benton; sister, Patty Hayes and husband Bill of Elk City, Okla.; sister-in-law, Judy LeRoy of Lenexa; many nieces and nephews; and several purring cats. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Anna Smith. A memorial is established with the Alzheimer’s Association.

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W.R. 'Bill' Holdeman, 91

Posted 10/29/2015

MARION – W.R. “Bill” Holdeman, 91, passed away Oct. 20, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born Dec. 23, 1923, at Rich Hill, Mo., the son of Joseph and Esther (Luginbill) Holdeman. He was a licensed barber, operating Holdeman’s Barber Shop.  He attended Halstead Schools. 

He proudly served our country during WWII, with the United States Marine Corps, and a member of Carlson’s Raiders.  He was wounded in combat receiving a Purple Heart.  He was married to Marcheta Walters in November of 1963. He later married Feebie Woodrum Smith in November 1982. 

Bill was a life member of the American Legion, he was also a life member of the VFW, he was a former Newton City Commissioner, a former Marion City Commissioner, and he was the former Mayor of Newton. Bill is survived by his wife, Feebie of Marion; his daughter, Kathee Vaught (John) of El Dorado; four step-children; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Service was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion.  Memorial Funds have been established for the Wichita VA or the Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861. 

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