Centertown community resident and Warren County native Clyde Hurshel Hale, 79, was born March 26, 1933 and died Sept. 28 at his residence following an extended illness.
A retired teacher, principal and coach with the Warren County School System and Tennessee Army National Guard veteran, he was the son of the late Hurshel S. and Mamie Ann Davenport Hale. He was a member of Bates Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and Sunday School teacher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Cowan.
He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Louis Jordan of Centertown; two brothers and sister-in-law, Cecil Hale of Centertown and Jerry and Sherry Hale of McMinnville; nieces and nephews, Dana (Ross) Womack and Rhonda (Don) Smith, all of Smyrna, Robin (Larry) Underhill of McMinnville, Jimmy (Pam) Cowan of the Centertown community, and Elizabeth Boren of Columbus, Ohio; several great-nieces and great-nephews; brother-in-law, Donald Cowan of the Centertown community and uncle, Everett Davenport of McMinnville.
Funeral service was held Monday in High’s Chapel with Blake Stephens officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery at Barren Fork.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 3, 2012