Henrietta Hale age 97 of Smithville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday afternoon January 14, 2021 at the Webb House. She was born November 16, 1923 to her parents, the late William Henry and Flossie Parsley Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Hale; 4 sisters, Stella Smithson, Trudie Vickers Patterson, Evelyn Love Ervin and Inez Love; 1 brother, Jack Young and several nieces and nephews. Henrietta was a faithful member of New Life United Pentecostal Church. She owned Smithville Dress Shop for about 60 years, was a longtime member of the Smithville BP & W Club, former member of the Smithville/DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Downtown Merchants Association. Henrietta loved her community and wanted to see it flourish and grow. She was a lady that loved her family, enjoyed fixing a meal for a guest, and was a very active and independent woman. She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Kimberly Hale Robbins of Smithville; 2 grandsons, Grant (Sarah) Robbins of Jackson, TN and Clark Robbins of Nashville; nieces, Ruth (Dan) Stirneman, Barbara Christian, Treva (Stanley) Hunt, Jackie Kay (John) Dodson, Regina Sadler, Kathy Wood (Mike) Vari, Jeanette Smithson, Melba Wood and Pete; nephews, Kent (Barbara) Smithson, Tim and Mark Young, Wayne (Cheryl) Wood, Larry (Sue) Taylor and Dudley Taylor and lots of cousins. Funeral services celebrating her life will be 11:AM Saturday January 23, 2021 at New Life United Pentecostal Church with Bros. Dwayne Cornelius, Dan Stirneman, Michael Hale and her grandson, Grant Robbins officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 3:PM until 6:PM and Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to New Life United Pentecostal Church Building Fund, in memory of Henrietta. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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