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Betsy Diana Hale, 66
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Betsy Diana Hale, 66, of McMinnville passed from this life on Tuesday, May 11, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.

Born May 14, 1954, in McMinnville, she was the daughter of the late Thurman Hale and the late Beatrice Hale. In addition to her parents, Diane is predeceased by bothers James William Hale, Donald Everett Hale, and Daniel Richard Hale.

Surviving are sisters, Rebecca Hale, Paulette Hale Taylor and husband Ron, and Betty Bounds, all of McMinnville. Diane is survived by brothers Larry Hartford Hale of McMinnville, Gary Steven Hale, of Christiana, Charles Ronald Hale and wife Peggy, of McMinnville, and Terry Douglas Hale and wife Peggy of Philadelphia, Pa. Diane is also survived by numerous devoted nieces, nephews, and their families.

Diane attended Irving College and Warren County High School. She was a longtime employee of G.T. Crane Interiors in Woodbury, where she had a close and large family of co-workers.

As all who remember Diane know, in addition to her love for family and co-workers, she also was a lover of all of the earth’s natural creation. Her joyful spirit will be remembered and celebrated by all.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home in McMinnville. A service in celebration of her life will begin at 3 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Gardens of Memory is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 14, 2021