Ray Hale

Ray Lamont Hale

Tuesday, September 21st, 1948 - Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Ray Lamont Hale, 71, of Murphysboro, passed away at 1:06 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Illinois.

Ray was born September 21, 1948, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Billy L. Hale and Pauline (Moutell) Hale.

Ray owned the dealership of the St. Louis Post Dispatch in Murphysboro for approximately fifteen years.

Mr. Hale enjoyed woodworking and video editing. He also enjoyed writing and music.

Ray married Carol Loos on January 10, 1976, in Murphysboro, and she survives.

Other survivors include one son and daughter in law Evan and Kathryn Hale of Murphysboro;

two brothers Marvin (Karen) Hale of Murphysboro and Earl L. (Carl Hayes) Hale of Newport, RI;

and nieces and nephews Kathy Haines and family, Christian Hale, Ryan Hale and Abbey Jo Hale-Kokic and family, and Michael Anthony Brown;

one brother in law Victor Loos of DeSoto, IL.

He was preceded in death by one sister Rene Brown and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019, at Pettett Funeral Home and burial at Tower Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation. For more information, please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 1:00pm
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Tower Grove Cemetery


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