81 year old Mary Frances Hale of Dowelltown died Sunday night at DeKalb Community Hospital of an extended illness. She was a member of the Fuller’s Chapel United Methodist Church, a retired factory worker, and a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Perry Clayton, Donald Owens, and Wayne Malone will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Hale was preceded in death by her parents, Rastis and Tinnie Lee Neal and a sister, Myrtle May Neal. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, James E. Hale of Dowelltown; a son, Randy Hale and his wife Trina Hale of Goodlettsville. Grandchildren, Christina and Vanessa Hale of Goodlettsville. A brother Paul and his wife Jean Neal of Liberty and a sister, Billie and her husband Houston Herman of Nashville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.