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HEATH — William Stacey Hall, 96, of Heath, a World War II veteran, downtown Newark shoe store owner and father of Newark Mayor Jeff Hall, died Saturday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in Columbus.

The 1942 Newark High School graduate was born July 30, 1924, in Steubenville, Ohio. He was married for 73 years to Mary (Huber) Hall, who survives.

By the time Stacey Hall was in his early 20s, he had already overcome a lot and experienced more than some do in a lifetime. His mother died when he was 12 and his