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Mary Z. Hale, 89, of Coahoma died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Snyder Oaks Care Center. The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born April 24, 1924, in Ackerly, Texas, to Winnie Mae (Whitmire) and John Bledsoe. She married Jess Franklin on Aug. 9, 1941, and he died March 5, 1975. She then married Tolbert (Tollie) Hale on Feb. 14, 1981, and he preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1995.
She was a homemaker and sold cosmetics, as well as real-estate. She was a lifetime resident of Howard County and was a member of First Baptist Church of Coahoma.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Franklin of Big Spring, Douglas Franklin of Hamilton and John Franklin of Austin; one daughter, Doris McKinnon of Coahoma; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, John Bledsoe of San Antonio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com