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Frances Hall

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Frances Hall, daughter of the late Ceburn and Alice Brannam Goodrich, was born on March 11, 1920, in Senath and died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 87.

Frances grew up in Senath and was a guard on the Senath girls basketball team from 1935-1938. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ for 69 years where she had served as the church secretary for 29 years. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Ladies Bible Class having an excellent understanding of the New and Old Testament. Mrs. Hall loved to sing and worship with her church family. She also loved to work in her yard, flowers, gardening, sewing, and cooking, working cross word puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune, being a dedicated St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan, and her dog Tinker Bell. She took her first inner tube float trip at the age of 84 on the Current River. Mrs. Hall had been a resident of Dexter for over 62 years.

She was united in marriage to William Larry Hall on June 7, 1937, at Bloomfield. Mr. Hall preceded her in death on February 3, 1992.

Survivors include one son, Jim Hall of Bloomfield; two daughters, Kay Hall Cain of Sikeston and Janet Hall Vaughn of Rolla; two brothers, Preston Goodrich and wife Anna of Durand, Mich., and Joe Goodrich of Barton City, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, Annette Hall Wade of Beaumont, Texas, Gary Hall of Dexter, Joe Hall of Houston, Texas, Steve Cain of Essex, Karen Cain Martin of Sikeston, Jennifer Hall Gotte of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Tracy Hall Rodchester of Dallas, Texas, Jeff Hall of Kansas City, David Vaughn of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Jason Vaughn of Rolla; one nephew whom she helped raise, Danny Ruff of Hardy, Ark.; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and other loving family members, neighbors, and close friends.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one son, Charles Ray Hall; two brothers, Victor and Raymond Goodrich; and by one sister, Mary Edith Hedges.

Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Elder Reed Burleson, Elder Clyde Jacques, and Elder William Cook officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.


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