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Helen Hale

Helen Carol Hale (Chesnut)

Monday, August 28th, 1944 - Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

Helen Carol Chesnut Hale, age 76, passed away at home on Saturday, October 3, 2020, following a long-fought battle with cancer and dementia. She was born on Monday, August 28, 1944, to the late Leonard and Virginia Vance Chesnut. Helen retired after 20 years from the Salem Walmart Vision Center. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by a brother, Myles Chesnut; brothers-in-law, Douglas Hale, and Dennis Doyle; sisters-in-law, Carma Reynolds, and Wanda Sue Hale.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of 55 years, Sidney Hale; sister, Brenda (Charles) Lugar; brother-in-law, Rodney (Sonya) Hale; sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Mike) Walker, Sharon Doyle, Peggy Hale, and Shirley Chesnut; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, Va., with Rev. Rodney Hale officiating.
You are asked to observe all current CDC and local government recommendations concerning masks and social distancing regarding COVID-19.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the folks at Blue Ridge Cancer Center and Gentle Shepherd Hospice for their kind and loving care given to Helen during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice in Helen’s honor.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnmoakey.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    Address
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Rodney Hale
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    Address
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    The graveside service will be held at the Pavilion of the Belvidere Garden Mausoleum. A staff member from John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home will greet you at either gate of the cemetery to provide more direction.

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Bonnie Britt

Posted at 10:40am

Helen's Family Members;
Just recently heard about Helen's death. I knew her a long time ago as well as her brother Myles. My deepest sympathy to
each of her family members. I can recall she was a very sweet person and I have fond memories of her.

Sincerely,
Bonnie S. Britt
Eagle Rock, VA
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Noah

Posted at 08:49pm
Hey Sid, Noah Tickle here. So sorry. Just found out. Call me 5403094888. We can meet. GOD Speed.
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Susan Reynolds

Posted at 01:08am
Uncle Sid, we are very sorry for your loss. We loved Aunt Helen so very much. You are in our hearts and prayers.
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Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 07:12pm
With deepest sympathy, Love Stephen, Kelly & Jimmy, Darren & Cathy, and Chad
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