Ethel Marie Hall, age 95, of Waltonville, passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Benton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Benton.
Marie was born April 8, 1919, in Waltonville, a daughter of Thomas M. and Fern (Isom) Atkins. She married Felix Ray Hall on June 23, 1937, in Joppa, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1993.
Marie was a charter member of the Waltonville Freewill Baptist Church in Waltonville. She was a cook at the Waltonville Community Unit School District 1 until her retirement.
Marie is survived by two daughters, Bev Hodge of Waltonville and Lisa Urbanski and husband Anthony of Woodlawn; sister, June Hamlin of Waltonville; two brothers, Thomas Atkins and wife Rosemary of Mt. Vernon and Donald Atkins and wife Ruth Ann of Benton; grandchildren, Rhonda and husband Mike Reed of Benton, Greg Hodge and wife Lonna of Mt. Vernon, Brian Hodge and wife Kris of Woodlawn, Lindsey Urbanski of Woodlawn, and Autumn Urbanski of Woodlawn; eight great-grandchildren, Lara Adams of Alabama, Eric Reed of England, Kourtney Hodge of Woodlawn, Shawn Hodge of Woodlawn, Kody Hodge of Woodlawn, Michael Hodge of Mt. Vernon, Christina Hodge of Mt. Vernon and Landon Urbanski of Woodlawn; one great-great-grandchild, Jaxon Reed of England; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray Hall; two brothers, Lowell Atkins and Bobby Gene Atkins; sister, Ila Newell; granddaughter, Lacey Urbanski; son-in-law, Larry K. Hodge; nephew, Douglas Kent Newell; and a niece, Diana Shreves.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday July 9, 2014, at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville with the Rev. Raymond Capps officiating. Burial will follow at Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville. The family will receive friends at the Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville from 11 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
For those wishing, memorials may be made to the Knob Prairie Cemetery or the Waltonville Freewill Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 279-7272 or visit at www.newellfuneralhome.com.