Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame later this month.
Billy Conn Madison, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, released the names of this year’s inductees: William America, Earl Etheridge, Dr. William T. Hall, Howard Shell, and Eddie Staff.
The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Club. Tickets for the ceremony and the meal are $25 each. Tickets are available at Carl’s /The Tot Shop. Please note: Everyone attending must have a ticket.
Atmore News is featuring an inductee each week. (Information from the Hall of Fame Committee)
Dr. William T. Hall, Jr.
William T. Hall, Jr. was born in Atmore, Ala. to Virginia Hall and W. T. Hall, Sr. on December 13, 1944.
He attended Escambia County Training School and graduated in 1963.
He said that his successes are a summation of influences of the Atmore community. His parents, teachers and church are what gave him the tools and faith to help him reach his goals. The list is too long to mention the special ones.
Dr. Hall attended Tuskegee Institute from 1960-1967 and graduated with a BS degree in chemistry and math education. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Medal and obtained the rank of Captain.
After his military service, he attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. and worked as a research assistant in Biochemistry. Subsequently, he obtained an MA degree in science education.
Dr. Hall attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine from 1974 to 1978 and obtained an MD degree. He completed training in Internal Medicine with Baptist Health Systems from 1978-1981. He started a private practice in 1981 and continues through the present in Birmingham.
Dr. Hall said he was influenced to become a doctor while serving in Vietnam where he was exposed to massive destruction of human lives.
He credits my faith that was instilled in him at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church of Atmore, in helping him to return home.
Dr. Hall is married to Sandra Hatcher Hall, and they have two sons who attended Auburn University. Dr. and Mrs. Hall reside in Birmingham.