Ruby Nell Hall age 85 of Smithville, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon January 10, 2021 at NHC HealthCare Center in Sparta. She was born February 11, 1935 in Alexandria to her parents, the late Benjamin Harrison and Lillie Mae Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Harrison Hall; 2 sisters, Lucille Holmes and Helen Herman; 1 brother, Jimmy Hall. She was a Baptist, longtime shirt factory worker and retired from Timers after 30 years. She is survived by 3 sisters, Sue (Ron) Hill of Smithville, Margaret Swaney of Butler, GA, Kathryn Holmes of Chattanooga; 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 5 nieces, 4 nephews, 6 great-nieces, 5 great-nephews, 3 great-great-nieces, 3 great-great-nephews; special cousin, Peggy Minnear. Funeral services will be 11:AM Wednesday January 13, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Nathan Thomason officiating and burial will follow at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 10: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. The funeral home chapel is marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 people for the service. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. The family would like express a special "Thank You" to NHC of Sparta and Peggy Minnear for the love and care shown to Nell. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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