Audrey Rife Hale, 82 of Pounding Mill, VA, formerly of Paige in Buchanan County VA, passed away at CMC Memory Care Unit in Cedar Bluff, VA, on Saturday December 10, 2016 around 10:30 AM, following a lengthy illness. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Audrey was a very independent and strong willed person until the illness occurred. She loved her friends and family but also enjoyed keeping a spotless house working in her flowers, reading her bible, and crocheting for hours on end.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar Hale for 36 years. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Miles Rife and Lettie Simpson Rife; brothers Junior Rife, Buster Rife, Jodie Rife; sisters Ethel Meeks, Elsie Cooper, Darcus Simpson, & Winnie Stacy.
She is survived by her son, Jerry W. Hale and wife Faye Hale of Richlands, VA; her daughter, Debbie Hess of Cedar Bluff, VA. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Don & Kathleen Addison of Cedar Bluff, VA, Karl & Neville Bowling of Southwestern VA, Arzie & Charlotte Green of North Carolina, RK & Juanita Schrader from Lilburn, GA. Grandsons Jerry E. Hale and wife Tammy of Richlands, VA, Derek E. Hess and wife Kim of Front Royal, VA, and Dustin H. Hess and wife Angie Hess of South Boston, VA. Also survived by step grandchildren, Jason Short, Jr. and wife Judy of Wytheville, VA and Joel Short of Richlands, VA. Also surviving are six (6) great grandchildren Zachery Hale of Richlands, VA, Dylan Hess of Front Royal, VA, Anika Hess of South Boston, VA, Devin Hess of Front Royal, VA, Cecilee Hess of South Boston, VA, and Kaleigh Hess of Front Royal, VA. She was survived by a host of nieces and nephews all of whom she loved dearly.
Friends may call after 6:00 PM Tuesday evening December 13, 2016 with a singing service by friends of the family. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum # 2 at Claypool Hill, Virginia with Pastor Mickie Hale officiating. Entombment will follow. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers. Those wishing to attend the service please meet at Singleton Funeral Service by 10:45 A.M. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com. Singleton’s Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA is serving the family of Audrey Rife Hale.
Audrey was dearly loved and will be dearly missed by all.