HALE, Hazel Ratcliffe

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Hazel (Peggy) Ratcliffe Hale, 75, of Elliston, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2006.

She was the daughter of the late Jessie James and Elise Woolwine Ratcliffe. She was also preceded in death by husband, Sherman J. Hale, brother David Samuel Ratcliffe, and sister Mary Della Taylor.

She is survived by her first husband, P. P. Sweeney; her children and their spouses, Michael and Joyce Sweeney, Elliston, Patricia and Greg Gunter, Hardy, Linda and David Atkinson, Shawsville, Tracy and Jeff Loving, Radford, Sharon and Charlie Womack, Christiansburg, Lisa and Darron McNeil, Elliston; 24 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Friday, June 9, 2006 at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tom Bonn officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Shawsville Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 14, Shawsville, VA 24162. The Hale Family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com.