Stillwater Valley News
January 21, 1936
Aged West Milton Mortician Is Dead Last Rites for Prominent Mortician To Be Held Wednesday Rev. Thomas Officiates. Funeral services for Harry Hale, West Milton business and civic leader who died in his home there Saturday shortly before midnight, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the West Milton Methodist Church. Rev. O. S. Thomas pastor of the Greenville Creek Christian Church will be in charge and entombment will be made in the Riverside cemetery mausoleum. Mr. Hale died suddenly and unexpectedly. He had contracted a cold while attending the furniture mart in Chicago last week, but was recovering when complications developed which resulted in his death. He was 70 years of age. For 40 years the deceased had -?- head of the Hale Funeral Home and Furniture store. He was a member of the Masonic Order, West Milton Civic club, and Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mable Hale, a son Fred of near West Milton, two sisters, Miss Emma of Columbus and Mrs. O. E. Randall of West Milton, two brothers, Bert of Denver, and Roy with whom he was associated in business, and several grandchildren. As Mr. Hale was prominent among funeral directors in the county, a delegation will attend the rites.
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