Hale, Edith Clower

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Edith Frances Clower Hale, 97, of Floyd passed away June 6, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband Carson Cody Hale and her son Cody Francis Hale.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Patricia and James Altizer of Floyd, grandchildren Jay and Amy Altizer of Dallas, Texas, and great-grandchildren Mary Grace and James, grandchildren Carson and Emily Altizer of Floyd and great-grandchildren Ansley and Leah.
She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Anna Hale, and grandchildren Sam and Janice Hale, all of Floyd, Susan and Ken Hill of Summerville, South Carolina and great-grandchildren Brian and Bethany. Other survivors are her sisters Elva Sowers and Gladys Conner of Floyd as well as nieces and nephews.

Edith and Cody farmed and were active in Havens Chapel United Methodist Church and in community and civic activities until Cody’s death in 1979. When it became too difficult to maintain, Edith sold the farm and moved closer to the town of Floyd and her children. She continued to be active in church and senior citizen activities. For years she and her friend June Hylton were regulars at The Country Store for the Friday Night “Jamboree.” For the past five years, Edith has been a resident of Skyline Manor Nursing Home.

Arrangements are by Maberry Funeral Home where visitation will be from 6 to 8 Friday evening and the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011, with Rev. Richard Gregory and Rev. Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery, Check VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Havens Chapel Church, 3375 Daniels Run Road, Check, VA 24072 or Wilson Cemetery, in care of Robert Vest, 1372 Daniels Run Road, Check, VA 24072.