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Cephas Hall
June 20, 1933 -- Feb. 16, 2006

Cephas Hall of Niagara Falls, an Army veteran and retired truck driver, died Thursday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, following a long illness. He was 72.

Born in Smithfield, Pa., he attended Pennsylvania schools. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Hall moved to Niagara Falls after he left the Army. He worked as a truck driver for the former Booth and Strong Lumber Co. and retired from Armand Cerrione Inc. in 1995 after 30 years.

He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, and was an exempt member of Niagara Active Hose. His hobbies were woodworking and small engine repair.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, the former Kathryn Hall; two sons, Cephas Jr. of Niagara Falls, and William of Marshall, Texas; two stepsons, Michael Bauer of Niagara Falls and John Bauer of Lewiston; four brothers, Kenneth, Donald, John and James, all of Niagara Falls; three sisters, Roseanna Strope of Freedom, and Doris Heschke and Lillian Tierney, both Niagara Falls; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave. Interment will be private in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Hall was an organ donor.

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