Mars Hall

Gary Thomas Marshall “Mars” Hall, (Ph.D. – Southern Illinois University; Professor – University of Arkansas-Monticello) a poet and celebration artist, died July 22 at home in Monticello.

Born Dec. 10, 1947, to Thomas and Alice Marshall of Paducah, Ky., he founded the Random Order of Perpetual Energy, worshipped at the Tabernacle of the Tall Timbers, and served as UAM’s Creative Society’s original adviser.

Survivors include wife, Alice Guffey Miller; son, Noel (wife, Sara) of Olympia, Wash.; his mother, and brother, Jack, both of Paducah; and two grandchildren.

UAM’s Library will host a celebration Aug. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Monticello Branch Library.