Hal Fisher

Published 12:35 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Anthony Hal Fisher, 56, of Lake Bowen, S.C. died Tuesday, Aug. 14 as the result of an automobile accident.

Born in Spartanburg County, S.C., he was the son of Martha Hall Davis of Lake Bowen, S.C. and Jessie Junior Fisher of Spartanburg, S.C. A l974 graduate of Landrum High School, he graduated from Spartanburg Methodist College and later Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, Atlanta, Ga., where he was salutatorian of his class and received the Bill Pierce Award for funeral director most likely to succeed. Hal had been an embalmer and licensed funeral director with the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, since 1987.

He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Columbus, where he had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Hal was an avid gun collector and enjoyed automobiles and his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Surviving beside his mother and father are his companion, Sonja Burrell Laughter of Columbus, and her daughters, Tia and Torri; three uncles, Lonnie Hall of Columbus, Roy Hall of Spartanburg, S.C. and Otis Fisher of Boiling Springs, S.C.; one aunt, Peggy Pruitt of Inman, S.C.; a step-mother, Imogene Fisher of Spartanburg, S.C.; two step-sisters, Regina Davis McCollum (Charles) of Hendersonville, N.C. and Dawn Davis Case (Joe Lee) of Tryon; one step-brother, Steven Kirby (Pamela) of Monument, Colo. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. Hal was preceded in death by his step-father, Walt Davis, and a step-brother, Sammy Davis, both of whom died in 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Michael Keel, Dr. Ron Gaddy and Dr. Chris Osborn officiating.

Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from noon – 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.