August 11, 2020
Mary “Libby” Elizabeth Hale age 57,of Dowelltown passed away Monday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was born November 6, 1962 to her parents the late Willie “Sheep” Eugene and Jessie Vada Atnip Thomas. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Dean Thomas; brother, Jackie Eugene Thomas. Mary worked in factories and was affiliated with Dowelltown Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Mark Hale of Dowelltown; daughters, Sarah Thomas and her partner, Casey McElfresh of Kentucky, Jessica (Andy) Pack of Smithville, and Sabrina (Jordon) Melton of Dowelltown; grandchildren, Ella, Ava and Briar Pack, Jay Austin Melton; sister Mary Lou (Danny) McGuire of Smithville; brother, Jessie (Rhonda) Thomas of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Thursday August 13, 2020 at 1:PM with Bro. Richard Williams officiating and burial to follow at Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday August 12, 2020 at 4:PM until 7:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. Due to the COVID-19, the Governors Executive Orders 38 and Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.