By Mollie LaSalle and Darby Kethan
WOODVILLE – Friends and well-wishers stopped into Sullivan’s Hardware last Saturday to wish Sally Hall a happy retirement after 44 years of loyal service.
Hall will be greatly missed. At her party, she greeted all her friends with a sweet smile and told them all to “come and have a piece of cake”.
She was gifted the bench she sat on every day when she had her lunch by Fred Sullivan. A plaque was added to the bench, which says “Sally Hall, 44 years of service and smiles.”
Hall was a groundbreaker in the world of plumbing supplies, building materials, electrical fixtures. She is a fast learner and stalwart employee, and quickly learned the unfamiliar terms; figured out how she could help customers who sometimes seemed to speak an unfamiliar tongue, using such terms as “male threaded” pipe and “bus-bars”.
She stayed, learned and quickly became a fixture at Sullivans. For many generations of Tyler County resident, she was a smiling and welcoming face and the “go to” source of much help and information.