Hale, Dorothy Johnson

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Dorothy Pearl Johnson Hale, 90, of Narrows, affectionately known as “Granny” to all who knew her, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

She was born on February 22, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Ellis and Virgie Ferrell Johnson. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Cecil Hale; and a brother, Walter Johnson.

Left to cherish her memory are her son and his wife, Kenny and Carol Hale, of Narrows; two grandchildren, Paul C. Hale, II, of Narrows and Beth Swain and husband, Maurice, of Catawba; two great-grandchildren, Paula Cecile Hale and Kenneth Taylor Swain; a sister, Ruby Shepherd and husband, Pete, of Rich Creek; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2012, in the Chapel of Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, with the Rev. Leon O’Quinn officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider Kathleen Memorial United Methodist Church, in care of Darlene Blankenship; 443 Skyview Lane; Narrows, Virginia 24124.

The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at riffefuneralservice.com.