Phillip M. Hall, of Niota, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital Association. He was a native of Bryson City, N.C., resident of McMinn County for 42 years, a son of the late Fred J. and Bernice Allene DeHart Hall, and preceded in death by a sister, Carol Jean Simmonds. He formerly helped establish various Hardee’s Stores in North Carolina and Tennessee, and retired from TVA Watts Bar after 25 years of service. He was Baptist. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as an air traffic controller.

He was 72 years old.

Survivors include: his wife of 41 years, Mildred “Millie” Frisbie Hall, of Niota;

Daughter, Taffey Hall of Nashville;

Son, Andy Hall of Niota;

Daughter from a previous marriage, Vida and husband, Scott Cody, of Bryson

City, N.C.;

Two grandchildren, Belle Cody and Thomas Cody, of Bryson City, N.C.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens. The funeral services followed at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, with Rev. Jodie Moser officiating. Interment was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Frisbie Cemetery, with the Rev. Doug Alexander officiating.

Pallbearers were family members.

Condolences may be sent to Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of arrangements.