Ross Benjamin Hall Obituary Notice

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Ross Benjamin “Sonny” Hall, 62, passed away June 24 after a long struggle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Robert B. Hall and a much loved step-son, Cameron Benziger.

Ross is survived by his  wife, Sharon; sons and step-sons, Ian Hall and his wife, Christy, William Phebus and his wife, Monica, and Jeremy and Dylan Hall; grandchildren Blake and Kendall Hall, Amber and Billie Nicole Phebus, Trevor Davis and Makayla Fields; mother, Marjorie Hall; sister, Alix Neel and her husband, Dave; special friend Deborah Hall; an aunt, several cousins and many dear friends.

He spent much time in his youth fishing and sailing off the coast of Florida, and loved the ocean. He also loved the North Georgia mountains he called home.

He loved to grow things, and had an extraordinary green thumb with both houseplants and garden plots.

He was a keen observer of the human condition and possessed a wry sense of humor and a quick wit.

During his life Ross made his living in a wide variety of careers. He was a musician, carpenter, rock mason, nurseryman, RN, and sports writer and humor columnist for The Dahlonega Nugget. He published two books containing columns written for The Nugget, short stories and musings. During his last years he spent his time doing what he loved best, writing. He authored two military history books on the U.S. Army Rangers and a first novel.

He was honored to have been accepted into the Ranger community, being inducted into the U.S. Mountain Ranger Association as an honorary Ranger and pinned with a Ranger Tab just prior to his death.

He was a much beloved husband, father, son, brother, and loyal friend, and he will be missed.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, June 29 at Dahlonega Funeral Home. Visitation from 9:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to U.S. Mountain Ranger Association, P.O. Box #1, Camp Frank Merrill, Dahlonega or Rainbow Children’s Home, 247 East Main Street, Dahlonega.

Condolences may be expressed on-line at

Arrangements by Dahlonega  Funeral Home , 20 Gibson Dr., Dahlonega, GA 30533    (706)864-3683

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