87 year old Helen Murphy Hale of Chattanooga died Monday. She was born in DeKalb County to the late Frank M. and Dovie Rose O'Conner Murphy. She was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church and an active member of the Challenger Sunday School Class. She also attended Signal Center Adult Day Care and was an Avon representaive for over 40 years. She was a former member of the O.E.S. Hale was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Howard Hale, and their son, Mackey Hale. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Chattanooga. John Collins, Luther Eslinger, and Billy Dean will officiate and entombment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens-South. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Maranatha Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Dwayne Hale of Chattanooga. A daughter, Jeanette Richey of Chattanooga. A daughter-in-law, Lila Hale of Chattanooga. Eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be made, in lieu of flowers, to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269 Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416, Signal Center Adult Day Care at 109 N. Germantown Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411, or to the Maranatha Baptist Church, 1701 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37421. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.