Clayton Hall

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Clayton Hall

Ararat, Patrick County, Virginia, USA
Death 22 Apr 2003 (aged 83)
Cana, Carroll County, Virginia, USA
Burial Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 10868931 · View Source
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Country musician (banjo) and singer. At age 20 Clayton and his twin brother Saford were hired by and joined Roy Hall (no relation) and His Blue Ridge Entertainers who were very popular in Roanoke, Virginia. Clayton sang but mostly played banjo and guitar. Clayton was a member of the U.S. Army's vaunted 96th Division, the fearless "Deadeyes," which invaded Leyte in the Philippines and Okinawa. His valor and bravery were honored with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
After serving in WWII Clayton and Saford returned to performing joining up with Tommy Magness and the Orange Blossom Boys. In 1949 they once again quit performing but resurfaced in the mid-1980’s as “The Hall Twins and the Westerners”.
Also performed with Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers among others.

Clayton was buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Rocky Mount, (Franklin County)Virginia with full military honors conducted by Grover King VFW Post 1115 of Hillsville, Va.

Clayton was husband of Elinor Holland Hall

Additional siblings include:

Thamon Hall (1904-1987)
Romie Hall (1906-1981)
Mack Hall (1909-1980)
Samson Hall (1912-1993)
Simon Hall (1914-1929)

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  • Created by: Bertha B. Buttner
  • Added: 29 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10868931
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clayton Hall (4 May 1919–22 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10868931, citing Mountain View Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Bertha B. Buttner (contributor 46618041) .