Elma O’Berry Hale, 93, of Brantley County, died Saturday night (May 4, 2013) at Baptist Village. She was born in Charlton County to the late John C. O’Berry and Beulah Anderson O’Berry and lived in Brantley County most of her life. In her early years she worked in the Shipyards in Brunswick as a welder, a share cropper and a homemaker. Mrs. Hale retired from the Dairy Queen as the co-manager and also was a bookkeeper for the family wood business. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Mrs. Hale loved quilting, sewing, cooking and favorite pet, “Princess”, her dog.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Dois Hale; one son, Charles Edward Hale; one great great grandson, Hunter Dean Crews; brothers and sisters, Alma Googe, Frank O’Berry, Roy O’Berry, Cleveland O’Berry, Lester O’Berry and Margaret Dowling.
Survivors include one daughter, Margie Chesser and her husband, Clyde of Brantley County; two sons, Delmus Hale and his wife Alice of Appling County, Donald Leon Hale of Brantley County; daughter-in-law, Donna Hale of Pierce County; one brother, David C. O’Berry of Charlton County; five grandchildren, Shirleen Dunn and her husband, the Rev. Charles Dunn, Teresa Hoskins and her husband, Cecil, Darion Hale and his wife, Lynn, Stephen Hale and his wife, Heather, and Rachel Hale; nine great-grandchildren, Christopher Dunn and his wife, Robyn, Amanda Ottensmeyer and her husband, Justin, Bethany Crews and her husband, Ronnie, Aaron Hoskins and his wife, Katie, Christen Miller and her husband, Timothy, Gunner Hale, Levi Hale, Elijah Hale, Elisabeth Hale; three great-great grandchildren, Mason Dean Crews, Levi William Crews and Grant Eli Ottensmeyer; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Burial followed in High Bluff Cemetery.
The family received friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Lynch and his staff for care given for so many years and to Baptist Village and staff for the care given there.