Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Samuel Hall Owner/Funeral Director

Samuel Hall, a life-long New Castle resident, has been serving area families for nearly 40 years. Sam graduated from Chrysler High School and from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in. In addition, Sam is a graduate of the Henry County Academy for Community Leadership. Sam has chaired and served on the board of directors for numerous local civic clubs and non profit organizations. Sam is a member of the First Baptist Church in New Castle, Indiana. Sam served six years in the Army National Guard as a Sergeant.

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Michael Ragan Funeral Director

Michael Ragan is also a graduate of Tri High School and the Mid America College of Funeral Service. Mike has twenty years of experience in the funeral service industry. In addition, Mike is a United States Army Veteran. He attends the South Memorial Drive Church of God. Mike resides in New Castle with his wife, the former Bobi Raines. Mike has three children, Morgan, Michael II and Nikki. He also has four grandsons.

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Gary Hall Funeral Director

Gary Hall was born in New Castle. He is a graduate of Greenfield Central High School and Vincennes University’s Mortuary Science Program. He completed his internship at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield and then returned to New Castle to work with his family. Gary is an Eagle Scout. He is involved in Boy Scouts of America as a leader. He is also a member of the Lions Club and an active member and youth leader at Park Chapel Christian Church in Greenfield.

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Charles "Corky" Warren Military Associate

Mr. Warren is a graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. He attended Ball State University and joined the Indiana National Guard in 1971. Corky was trained in Military Funerals and funeral protocol at Arlington Cemetery, Ft. Myer, Virginia by the 3rd Infantry “Old Guard”. He is the only Indiana National Guard soldier to be trained and certified for horse-drawn Caisson funerals by Arlington Cemetery, 3rd Infantry “Old Guard”. He participated in two Presidential Inaugural Events during the 1980s by invitation. From 1983 – 2001, he was a non-commissioned Officer in charge of the Ceremonial Unit Mounted Color Guard and Horse-drawn Caisson. Mr. Warren was recently retained by Macer-Hall Funeral Home to coordinate Veteran’s Services and Benefits. Mr. Warren is married to Kate, a teacher in the Indianapolis area. They have four children. 

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Harry "Tony" Pate Funeral Assistant

March 2, 1950 – June 3, 2009
Harry Anthony “Tony” Pate, age 59, long time New Castle resident, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

 

He was born March 2, 1950 in New Castle, a son of Lemuel L. and Emogene “Jean” (Kern) Pate.

 

He had also worked in funeral homes in Henry County for most of his life.

 

Tony was blessed by God with many gifts and talents which he very cheerfully and compassionately shared with all he came in contact with. He was very patriotic, serving as a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force on several overseas assignments. He also served as a Staff Sergeant with the Indiana Army National Guard for several years, receiving many military awards and recognitions. He was also in many other civic and social organizations.

 

His greatest gift he shared was loving everyone unconditionally. Tony will be remembered for his smile, warmth, kindness, and his faithfulness to God, family and friends.

 

He will be sadly missed.

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Samuel Hall

Owner/Funeral Director

Samuel Hall, a life-long New Castle resident, has been serving area families for nearly 40 years. Sam graduated from Chrysler High School and from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in. In addition, Sam is a graduate of the Henry County Academy for Community Leadership. Sam has chaired and served on the board of directors for numerous local civic clubs and non profit organizations. Sam is a member of the First Baptist Church in New Castle, Indiana. Sam served six years in the Army National Guard as a Sergeant.

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Michael Ragan

Funeral Director

Michael Ragan is also a graduate of Tri High School and the Mid America College of Funeral Service. Mike has twenty years of experience in the funeral service industry. In addition, Mike is a United States Army Veteran. He attends the South Memorial Drive Church of God. Mike resides in New Castle with his wife, the former Bobi Raines. Mike has three children, Morgan, Michael II and Nikki. He also has four grandsons.

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Gary Hall

Funeral Director

Gary Hall was born in New Castle. He is a graduate of Greenfield Central High School and Vincennes University’s Mortuary Science Program. He completed his internship at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield and then returned to New Castle to work with his family. Gary is an Eagle Scout. He is involved in Boy Scouts of America as a leader. He is also a member of the Lions Club and an active member and youth leader at Park Chapel Christian Church in Greenfield.

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Charles "Corky" Warren

Military Associate

Mr. Warren is a graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. He attended Ball State University and joined the Indiana National Guard in 1971. Corky was trained in Military Funerals and funeral protocol at Arlington Cemetery, Ft. Myer, Virginia by the 3rd Infantry “Old Guard”. He is the only Indiana National Guard soldier to be trained and certified for horse-drawn Caisson funerals by Arlington Cemetery, 3rd Infantry “Old Guard”. He participated in two Presidential Inaugural Events during the 1980s by invitation. From 1983 – 2001, he was a non-commissioned Officer in charge of the Ceremonial Unit Mounted Color Guard and Horse-drawn Caisson. Mr. Warren was recently retained by Macer-Hall Funeral Home to coordinate Veteran’s Services and Benefits. Mr. Warren is married to Kate, a teacher in the Indianapolis area. They have four children. 

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Harry "Tony" Pate

Funeral Assistant

March 2, 1950 – June 3, 2009
Harry Anthony “Tony” Pate, age 59, long time New Castle resident, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

 

He was born March 2, 1950 in New Castle, a son of Lemuel L. and Emogene “Jean” (Kern) Pate.

 

He had also worked in funeral homes in Henry County for most of his life.

 

Tony was blessed by God with many gifts and talents which he very cheerfully and compassionately shared with all he came in contact with. He was very patriotic, serving as a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force on several overseas assignments. He also served as a Staff Sergeant with the Indiana Army National Guard for several years, receiving many military awards and recognitions. He was also in many other civic and social organizations.

 

His greatest gift he shared was loving everyone unconditionally. Tony will be remembered for his smile, warmth, kindness, and his faithfulness to God, family and friends.

 

He will be sadly missed.