Obituaries

Paul Hale -

Mr. Paul E. Hale, age 65, Jonesborough, TN, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Hale was a native of Castlewood, Virginia, but had lived in Washington County since 1961. He was the son of the late Robert E. and Lillie Bise Hale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Bishop.

Mr. Hale was a member of Chestnut Grove Union Church, serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He sang many years with “ The Masters Voices” quartet.

He loved farming, never met a stranger, loved people and was known to many as “blue eyes.”

Mr. Hale retired from Jacob’s Creek Job Corps as a heavy equipment instructor. He enjoyed training and working with young people. Mr. Hale was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers of Local 917.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Ann Bennett Hale; four sisters, Eva Mae Tate, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Lee Sutherland (Bob), of Kingsport, TN, Betty Nell Hale, of Lexington, KY, and Helen Ferguson (Ken), of Jonesborough, TN; four brothers, John Hurd (Bina), of Bristol, Bernard Hurd (Frankie), of Jacksonville, FL, Harold “Dean” Hurd (Shirley), of Pulaski, VA, Earl Hale (Betty), of Piney Flats, TN, and Allen Hale (Alice), of Jonesborough, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Mr. Hale’s caregivers, Nonie and Linda of Caris Health Care.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 17, 2012, at Chestnut Grove Union Church with Pastor Ken Gaskin and Rev. Byron Paddock officiating.

Burial followed at Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers were J.D. Hensley, Sam Stevens, Ronald Crain, Lynn Harris, Louis Hulse, Ronnie Breeden, Jeff Hale and Lynn Hodge

Memorial contributions may be made to Chestnut Grove Union Church, 367 Chestnut Grove Church Road, Jonesborough, TN.

Condolences may be sent at www.dillow-taylor.com.