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Service for Viola Riley Hall, 100, is Saturday

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Viola I. Riley Hall, age 100, of Greensboro, Georgia, died on Monday, July 2, 2012 at her residence.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 8, 1912, she was the daughter of the late William Riley and Cora Hyde Riley.

In addition to her husband, Thomas C. Hall of Greensboro, Ga., she is survived by a daughter, Deanna Lynn Meese Bingham (William Bingham), of Greensboro, Ga.; two grandsons, Edward Bingham and Rodney Bingham (Maritza); two great-granddaughters, Ashlee Bingham and Lela Bingham; several nieces and nephews, including Mary and Wayne Riley, Norma Riley, Lester and Leanna Borg; many cousins; and many dear friends in Del Webb and Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Meese; and brother and sister-in-law, Alfred and Beatrice Riley.

She was a graduate of Chesterton High School in Chesterton, Indiana, where she lived for most of her life.

Along with her husband she was the owner and operator of a Laundry and Dry Cleaning business which they ran for thirty-five years until they retired in 1995. In 2007 they sold the business and moved to Osteen, Florida. From Osteen they moved to Del Webb in Greensboro in November of 2009.

She married Thomas C. Hall on January 27, 1967 and they had been married for forty-five years.

Viola was a member of New Life Wesleyan Church in Chesterton, Ind., and attended the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

The family requests that any memorials be made in memory of Viola to the First United Methodist Church Music Department, PO Box 216, Greensboro, GA 30642. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 9/19/2012