Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lucy Hale

The First Christian Church family is saddened today. One of our beloved members went to be with our Lord. Lucy Hale passed away late Monday March 28th. Lucy had fought congestive heart disease for many years. Lucy was incredibly active in the community and church activities from The Ladies Missionary Society to Vacation Bible School. I don't remember having a VBS without Lucy participating in some capacity. Lucy never gave birth to children but she had a mother's heart. She became a mother to many a child at First Christian. Anyone who knew Lucy was truly blessed. I know that I am a better person and Christian because of her.

Obituary Lucy Hale (June 16, 1926 - March 28, 2011) Lucy Hale, age 84, of Newport, passed away, Monday, March 28, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center St. Mary’s. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Hale; father, Rufus Foster; mother and step father, Sue and Ivan “Pete” Hall. She is survived by her cousins, Roger, Wayne and Jimmy Butler, Peggy Giles, Sandra Hux, Evelyn Butler, Wanda Raines, Lorene McClanahan, all of Newport, and Dorothy McGoldrick of Atlanta, GA; nephew, Roger Hale of Newport, sister-in-law, Nannie Hale of Newport; and a her very special friend Arlene Hightower; also many other friends and her church family. Funeral services will be held 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Manes Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Martin Stump officiating. Burial will be 10:00 am, Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at Manes Funeral Home prior to the funeral.

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