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Charles Hale

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

ST. LOUIS - Charles Lee Hale, 67, died unexpectedly at 9:10 a.m. Dec. 15 2003, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis.

Born Jan. 17, 1936, in Russellville, Ala., son of the late Thomas Lennon and Lily Pearl "King" Hale, former residents of East Prairie, he was a machinist for Sunline Manufacturing Company in St. Louis before retiring. He served as a paramedic with the U.S. Army and was of the Protestant belief.

His wife of 41 years, former Matthews resident Gracie May Simmons Hale, survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Yvonne and Duane Long and Trina Yvette and Mike Ligon of St. Louis; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony Lee and Tracy Hale of St. Louis; one brother, T.L. Hale of St. Louis; one sister, Lucille Summerfield of East Prairie; his mother-in-law, Gladys Simmons of Matthews; four grandchildren, Danny Long of Raleigh and Diana Long, Christine Hale and Lauren Hale of St. Louis; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Bill Hale; two sisters, Marie Howard and Christine Summerfield; and one nephew, Paulie Summerfield.

He will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him for his patience and kindness.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Gerald Davidson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Arnold, will officiate.

Full military graveside rites will be conducted at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

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