PHOTO: John Hall celebrates 98 years

(Matt Hutcheson/News-Times)

El Dorado resident John Hall celebrated his 98th birthday on Friday with help, in part, from a yearly display on his front lawn arranged by his son, James Curley. Hall was particularly excited about a new addition for his 98th birthday celebration, a crisp Versace tuxedo that he sported along with his birthday crown while waving to passers-by. Hall is a veteran who fought in the Pacific Theatre in World War II and has lived all his life at his home in El Dorado. He has been an active community member with involvement in the Cub Scouts and his church, Free Will Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher until a hip injury slowed him down a bit in recent years.

photo (Matt Hutcheson/News-Times)