History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families of Chesapeake, South Point, and Proctorville, OH, Huntington, WV, Ashland, KY, and surrounding Lawrence County, OH communities, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The funeral home began in 1896 at the crossroads of Rankins Creek and State Route 243 in Getaway. Mr. Schneider sold caskets out of his general store and the interiors for the caskets were made in a building located behind the home. The building still stands today located behind the home of Dick and Sharon Lang (former Schneider homeplace).

In 1927,the funeral home moved to it's first location in Chesapeake. The building is still standing at the foot of the Robert C. Byrd Bridge and houses the offices of The Village of Chesapeake.

Following the 1942 natural gas explosion, A new home was built on Big Branch Road in 1936 and suffered damage from the Flood of 1937. The original size of the home was 24 ft. x 24 ft. The original part of the home is used today as the front entryway and register book signing area.

A south addition was added on in 1943. If a funeral was held in the funeral home, the service was conducted in the addition on the left of the building. The room is currently used today as a third visitation room.

On the left of the building, a porch was added in between 1948 and 1960 along with the back addition. The porch is currently used as a business office as it was later enclosed.

The most current addition to the funeral home was completed in 1972 and is used as our chapel and can be converted into two visitation rooms.


Our Valued Staff

Ernest B Hall III

Ernest B Hall III, Licensee In Charge

Ernie is a graduate of Fairland High School class of 1991. Ernie then attended Marshall University. He then went to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he obtained his Bachelor of Mortuary Science in 1994. He has been licensed since 1995 in the state of Ohio. Ernie and his wife, Tara, have four children; Tori, Lexi, Kali and Ernest "E.B." Hall IV. Ernie is a member of First Baptist Church in Proctorville, OH, Proctorville Masonic Lodge A&FM #550, Proctorville Eastern Star #257, Chesapeake Lions Club, Huntington Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Scottish Rite, and Gideons International. Ernie enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and golf.


Evan  Hall

Evan Hall, Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Evan is a graduate of Fairland High School class of 1998. He then attended Ohio University. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with his Bachelors of Mortuary Science in 2001. He has been licensed in the state of Ohio since 2003. Evan and his wife Jodi, have two daughters Isla and Elora. Evan is a member of New Hope United Methodist Church of Proctorville, and he is a member of Chesapeake Lions Club, Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, and Gideon's International. Evan enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, traveling and golf.


Errica Hall-Workman

Errica Hall-Workman, Funeral Director

Ericca is a graduate of Fairland High School class of 1995. She then attended Marshall University where she got her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She has been a licensed Funeral Director in the state of Ohio since 2005. Ericca and her husband, Ben, have two daughters Madi and Maci. She is a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Proctorville. Ericca enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.


Brady Lipscomb

Brady Lipscomb, Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Brady is a graduate of Barboursville High School class of 1974. He also holds degrees from Marshall University in Psychology(1978), Grace Theological Seminary Master of Divinity (1982). He is also a graduate from Mid-America College of Mortuary Science. Brady has over 40 years of Funeral Experience and is licensed in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Brady and his wife, Sue, have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. He has been Pastor at Ridgeview Community Bible Church for over 30 years, and Instructor of Bible and Theology at Tri-State Bible College in South Point, Ohio. Brady enjoys family, camping, flying, flight instruction, fishing and hunting.


Christopher Dunmore

Christopher Dunmore, Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Chris is a graduate of Marshall University with his bachelors degree in 2000. He also graduated from Mid-America College of Mortuary Science in 1998. He has been licensed in the state of Ohio since 2002. Chris is married to Holly, and Chris has two children Noah and Ada. Chris is a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity at Marshall University and Pi Sigma Eta at Mid-America College of Mortuary Science. He is also a Certified Crematory Operator. Chris enjoys kayaking, running and working on DIY projects.


Ryan Summers

Ryan Summers, Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Ryan is a graduate of Ironton High School class of 2010 where he was Student Body President. He also graduated from Ohio University with an associates degree. He then attended Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and obtained a Bachelor's of Mortuary Science in 2014, where he was Class President. Ryan has been licensed in the state of Ohio since 2016. He is also a Certified Crematory Operator. Ryan is engaged to Lindsay Gue. Ryan is a member of Central Christian Church Ironton, Ohio, and is a member of Marshall University Big Green Scholarship Foundation. Ryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams: Marshall, Ohio State, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, and Cleveland Cavaliers, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.


Lela McClintock

Lela McClintock, Office Manager


Scott Baker

Scott Baker, Funeral Attendant

Scott Baker joined the Hall Funeral Home staff in 2017 after a long tenure in retail. He is a member of Beulah Baptist Church Proctorville, OH. Scott's wife name is Stephanie and he has a daughter named Ashley. Scott enjoys watching his favorite football teams, The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Dallas Cowboys.


Nick Jones

Nick Jones, Funeral Attendant


Zach McKinney

Zach McKinney, Funeral Attendant

Zach started at Hall Funeral Home in 2017. He graduated from Fairland High School in 2015, where he played Football, was a wrestler, and was a member of the track team. Zach is attending Ohio University Southern and is going to obtain an Associates in Applied Science. He has plans to go to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2018 to become a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Zach enjoys being an avid outdoorsman.


Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson, Funeral Attendant


Bill Duncan

Bill Duncan, Funeral Attendant


Jean Duncan

Jean Duncan, Funeral Attendant


Kathie Schneider-Gue

Kathie Schneider-Gue, Community Outreach Coordinator


Greg Robbins

Greg Robbins, Ohio River Valley Monument Sales Manager

Greg joined Hall Funeral Home as the Ohio River Valley Monument Sales Manager in 2018. Greg is a resident of Chesapeake, OH and is a 1977 graduate of Chesapeake High School. He is married to Jamie Phillips and they have two married children; Jessica Holley and Caleb Robbins. Greg and Jamie also have a very young son, Jaxson Robbins. They also have four grandchildren. Greg is a longtime member of Apostolic Life Cathedral in Guyandotte, WV. He is involved with church growth, various activities, and youth ministries. Greg enjoys Marshall University football and basketball, and is a member of the Big Green Foundation. Greg likes to spend time with his family and church, spending time with close friends, and antique adventures.


Rick Gue

Rick Gue, Funeral Attendant