Ida Neal Hale

Published 12:29 pm Friday, March 5, 2021

September 11, 1932 – February 27, 2021
Ida Neal Hale, 88, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully in her sleep.
Mrs. Hale was of the Methodist faith and a native of Sullivan County. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Clinton Neal and Emma Mae McCrary Neal. She was also preceded in death by her beloved son, Richard “Todd” Hale, Elizabethton, Tenn.; her husband, Carlos Michael “Mike” Hale, Elizabethton, Tenn.; her nephew, Jerry L. Neal, Piney Flats, Tenn.; her niece, Karen Carter Neal, Piney Flats, Tenn.; and her niece, Janice Neal Snead, Kingsport, Tenn.
Survivors include a son, T. Mark Hale (Tonya), Elizabethton, Tenn.; two grandsons, Wm. Michael Hale (Brittaney), Knoxville, Tenn., and Chase Hale (Ryan), Speedwell, Tenn.; a beautiful granddaughter, Cierra Hale Fannon (Justin), Elizabethton, Tenn.; a great-grandson, “Korbin” Michael Hale, Elizabethton, Tenn.; an identical twin sister, Ada Neal Hawks, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a niece, Susan Hawks Heskett (Frank) and beautiful family, Lovettsville, Va.; a nephew, Wayne Neal (Debra), Kingsport, Tenn.; and a beloved sister-in-law and husband along with their three beautiful daughters, Elizabethton, Tenn.
A Celebration of Life funeral service to honor the life of Ida Neal Hale will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, Tenn., with Rev. Ray Amos officiating. The family plans to hold an inurnment service immediately after the funeral service in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park on March 14. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations to honor the memory of Ida Neal Hale may be made to First United Methodist Church in Elizabethton, Tenn., 37643, This obituary was lovingly written by Mrs. Hale’s son, Mark. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is serving the Hale family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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