Left to right: Becky Palmer, Sam Moseley, Kay Moseley, Amanda Wynn, Dr. Dub Oliver, and Sandra Bodenhamer. Photo by Mike Midkiff
When plans were being made for this year’s Sam B. Hall Jr. Lecture Series Banquet a large crowd was expected to attend. The evening lived up to its expectation and more as both the Woods and Cornish Great Rooms inside the Ornelas Student Center were at capacity level.
The annual event commemorates the late U.S. Representative and federal judge Sam B. Hall, Jr., who was a Marshall native and an alumnus of the College of Marshall, which is now ETBU.
Attendees enjoyed a great meal and heard multiple Hall of Fame Coach, National Champion head coach of the 1992 University of Alabama football team, and a renowned motivational speaker Gene Stallings. The retired coach lives in Paris, Texas and is a longtime friend of the Hall family.
To read the Marshall News Messenger report on the evening, click here.
Marshall Attorney and former ETBU Board of Trustee Chair Sam R. Moseley received the 2014 Sam B. Hall Jr. Civic Service Award presented to him by Judge Hall’s daughters, Amanda Wynn, Becky Palmer, and Sandra Bodenhamer.
Moseley, after receiving the award, shared stories about, Judge Sam B. Hall. “Through the years, we became really good friends,” remarked Moseley, who as a junior high student first became acquainted with Hall as he watched the young lawyer represent clients during trials in the historic Harrison County Courthouse.
“I am little hesitant to say he was one of my closest friends because I have never met anybody that knew Sam Hall and they didn’t say he was one my closest friends,” said Moseley. “He made you feel that way, even if he did not know you very well.”
“To have my name associated with Sam Hall’s name, that is a good thing. I am very thankful,” Moseley concluded.
For more on the Sam B. Hall Lecture series click here.