Hilda Dean Hale

November 14, 1938 - November 28, 2022

GREENVILLE, KY., Hilda Dean Hale, 84, of Greenville passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Maple Health and Rehabilitation in Greenville. She was born in Muhlenberg County on November 14, 1938 the daughter of Cecil Wright and Anna Spears Wright. She and her husband founded J & H Tasty Bakery in Greenville in 1982 and owned it for 35 years. She was a member of Luzerne General Baptist Church and was the oldest living member. She loved her church, served there as secretary-treasurer for 40 years and sang in the church choir. As a member of the Wright Family, she participated in making several recordings.

Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Edith Lyons, and 2 brothers Donald Wright and Jerry Wright.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years Jerry Joe Hale of Greenville, 1 daughter Susan Hale of Greenville, 2 sons Alan (Jenni) Hale of Greenville and Timothy (Malinda) Hale of Central City, 8 grandchildren Jessy (Adam Lamb) Blanchard, Kristin Katze, Austin Hale, Addie Jo Hale, Bailee (Josh) Scott, Macey Hale, Carter Hale, and Courtney Hale, 1 great-granddaughter Keira Hale, 1 brother Roger (Becky) Wright of Greenville, 2 sisters Carolyn (Ralph) Merrow of Rockport, Pat Bullock of Fairfield, OH.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Luzerne General Baptist Church in Greenville and from 9:00 AM until time of service on Thursday, December 1.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Luzerne General Baptist Church in Greenville, KY with Rev. Joe Pharis officiating. Burial will follow in Luzerne Cemetery. Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 North Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at Alzheimer’s Envelopes will be available at the church.