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Gary Robert Hallman

Gary Robert Hallman 

CHERRYVILLE – Gary Robert Hallman, 74, of S. Elm St., passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 24, 1944 in Lincoln County to the late Carl Robert and Candice Vera McGinnis Hallman. He was a member of Anthony Grove Baptist Church.

Gary was an avid sports fan and loved the Duke Blue Devils. He was a great supporter of Cherryville Little League and American Legion Post #100 baseball. He lettered in five sports in high school and was in the Cherryville Sports Hall of Fame. Gary was also a member of the 1969 McAdenville Pharr Yarn Reds, and the 1973 and 1975 Howards Furniture Slow Pitch Softball World Championship Teams.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Billy Hallman.

Survivors include his wife, Libby Hallman; daughters, Suzanne Wallace and Paige Green (Jason); sons, Blake Hallman (Wendy) and Lance Hallman; sister, Pamela Ratchford (David); grandchildren, Jordan Lyles, Payne Wallace, Chandler Green, Clay Hallman, Kelsey Hallman, Kayla Hallman, and Patrick Hallman; great-grandchildren, Ella Grace Lyles and Macklin Hallman; and sister-in-law, Mary Frances Shelby.

The family received friends Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services, and other times at the home of Suzanne Wallace, 7520 Dallas – Cherryville Hwy., Cherryville.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m., at Anthony Grove Baptist with Rev. Dr. Dennis Bean and Rev. Ken Faulkenbury officiating. Burial followed at City Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Anthony Grove Baptist Church, 100 Anthony Grove Rd., Crouse, NC, or to the American Legion Post #100 Baseball, 215 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.

Condolences may be made to

Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Hallman.