Hale, Lucy Howard

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Lucy Howard Hale was called home Saturday, February 20, 2016, while in the presence of her loving and devoted sons, Vergil and Roy; beloved daughter and granddaughters, Betty, Shian, Chelsea; daughter-in-law, Mae Hale; and devoted caregiver, Cheryle Barrett.

Lucy was a longtime active member of the Christiansburg Wesleyan Church. Her and her late husband, George enjoyed working with children and drove a church bus full of grandchildren and neighborhood children to services. Lucy and George were responsible for many people hearing the Lord’s word. One of Lucy’s greatest joys was seeing her entire family in church.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Nellie Jewell Howard; loving and devoted husband, George Tyler Hale; daughter, Schelena Cox; beloved granddaughter, Kerrie Cox Goad; sisters, Stella Kozar, Melba Kozar, Shirley Reed, Sandra Gibson, Maxine Miller; brothers, Charlie Howard, Early Ray Howard.

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Vergil and Wanda Mae Hale, Charlie Roy Haley, Carlton Leo Haley; daughters and sons-in-law, Dixie Tolley and Pete, Wanda Culverhouse, Melita Stuart and Sonny and Bettie and Eric Frazier; sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Richard Caldwell; sisters-in-law and spouses, Francis and Galen Huff, Etheline and Milton Duncan; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; special friends, Judy Dickerson, Richard Standford, Dovie Jordan, Clinton Price and special companion, “Scruffy”.

Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Hale Cemetery with Pastor David Hurd officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Christiansburg Wesleyan Church prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Christiansburg Wesleyan Church, 525 Harkrader Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073.

A special acknowledgement to Pastor David Hurd and wife Debbie. Lucy and George considered them as their children.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.maberryfuneralhome.com