William "Bill" Hale - Lake City

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

William "Bill" Grant Hale, 61, of Lake City died Tuesday, May 31, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born in Lake City, he was a lifetime resident of the area, a retired farmer and a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Shipman Hale of the home; a son, Barry Grant Hale of Jonesboro; a daughter, Deborah Hale Newlon of Jonesboro; and a granddaughter, Peyton Newlon of Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grant and Mable Hale.

The funeral was private and under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home. Clarence Cornish officiated.

Pallbearers were Joe Newlon, Herbert Shipman, Jim Hayes, Jacob Hutchison, Wilson Shipman and Dennis Henley.

The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.