Josephine Graham Hale

Josephine Graham Hale age 84 of Smithville passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. She was born August 15, 1933 to her parents, the late John Edward and Fannie Mai Caldwell Graham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Hale; brother, Wayne Graham; brothers-in-law, Hoyte Hale and James (Hazel) Hale. She was a faithful member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church, a factory worker, childcare giver and homemaker. She leaves to cherish her memory 2 children, Rickey (Diane) Hale and Mark (Patty) Hale both of Smithville; 7 grandchildren, Chris Hale, Alicia Setzer, Justin Hale, Addison Hale, Brittany Richards, Christina Ferguson and Kaylene Ferguson; 1 sister, Ann (Phillip) Hawkins of Smithville; 2 brothers, Carlon (Melba) Graham of Smithville and Billie (Helen) Graham of Akron, Ohio; sister-in-law, Helen Hale of Smithville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Friday, December 15, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bernard Houk and Dathan Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 2 PM until 8 PM and Friday 9 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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