Eula Hall, age 93, of Craynor, KY, widow of McKinley Hall, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at her residence. She was born October 29, 1927 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY, a daughter of the late Lee and Nannie Keene Riley. She was a member of the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church (Indian Bottom Association).
She was a prominent Appalachian activist and healthcare pioneer as she was the founder of the Mud Creek Clinic. During the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson she joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and rose to prominence as an activist as a member of the local 979 community group and the Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization (EKWRO). She created the Mud Creek Water District and served as president of the Kentucky Black Lung Association. In the early 1970's she was a people's rights activist and in 1973 she established the Mud Creek Clinic. She was a recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees from Trinity College, Hartford, CT, University of Pikeville, Pikeville, KY, and Berea College, Berea, KY.
Eula is survived by three sons: Troy B. (Eula Dean) Hall, Jeffersonville, IN, Danny K (Tresia) Hall and Dean (Sheila) Hall all of Craynor, KY; one daughter: Nanetta (Estill) Yates, Hager Hill, KY; eight grandchildren: Randy Lee Hall, Kevin Hall, Kristi Noah, Eulana Hall, Shawn Yates, Jeremy Yates, Brad Hall and Brandon Hall; fourteen great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son: Randy Hall; one daughter: Colene Hall and several brother’s and sister’s.
Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, KY with Clinton Moore and the Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Newsome Cemetery, Craynor and visitation will be after 6:00 p.m. Sunday and all day Monday at Hall Funeral Home.
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