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Larry Hale, 64
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Funeral services for Larry Hale, 64, of Smithville were held April 9 at the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bros. Dennis Ellis, Nick Pelham and Chad Hale officiated with burial following at DeKalb Memorial Gardens.Mr. Hale passed away April 6 at DeKalb Community Hospital ER. He worked in maintenance at Federal Mogul in Smithville and was a veteran of Vietnam, serving in the Army and earning a Purple Heart.He was preceded in death by his parents Shelah (Duck) Hale and Jewell Bryson Hale Melton; his step-dad Frank Melton; his wife Brenda Hale; and his brother Freddy Hale.Survivors include his two daughters Kristie and Charles Nokes and Shelia and Chris Ellis, all of the Short Mountain community; four granddaughters Olivia and Travis Neal, Lyndsey Miller, Ashlyn Ellis and Lilly Ellis; a great-granddaughter Caroline Neal; and siblings Brenda and Gerald Motley, Harry and Eddena Hale and James and Marilyn Hale, all of the Short Mountain community.Pallbearers serving were Roger Hindman, Steve Walker, Ronald Clayton, Frank Rogowski, Danny Hensley and Marvin Hale.