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Everett Jerome Hale, 54
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Mr. Everett Jerome Hale, 54, of McMinnville died Wednesday, April 7, at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. 

He was born May 1, 1966 in McMinnville, was a truck driver in past years, and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Mr. Hale was preceded in death by his father Everett Grady Hale, mother Ermma Louise Pope Hale Brown, step-father Duke Brown, sisters Elizabeth Marvella Hale and Doris Sweeney, and brother Emmitt Thomas Hale. 

Jerome is survived by his wife of 25 years Willie Hale, sister Carolyn, sister-in-law Robin Briley, niece Courtney, and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Beulah (Junior) Young, John (Renee) Morgan, Kathy Lee, Virginia (Tony) Martin, Gail (Ryan) Tackett, Rebecca (Juan) Arevalo, Rachel (Tim) Taylor, and Calvin (Holly) Lee. 

Per his wishes, Mr. Hale will be cremated. The family will announce at a later time any final arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 11, 2021