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 Cecelia Ray <I>Hall</I> Smith

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Cecelia Ray Hall Smith

This is the hardest Memorial I have made, other than my own Mothers. Cecelia passed away today at 4:55 pm. She has a perfect body now, without pain and suffering, free from all the Cancer. She was a classy lady, Loving Wife, mother, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt, and friend. But most important, Cecelia was a Christain. She said yesterday she was ready. She is celebrating now with her Mother and Father, Sister and Brother, as well as many others who were waiting for her home coming. This is not goodbye, Cecelia, but only you going before us till we say hello again.



Mrs. Cecelia Ray Hall Smith, age 69 of Talco died Monday, June 4, 2012.
She was a wonderful wife, mother and nanny to her family. After fighting cancer for over a year she went home to the Lord. Cecelia passed away with family and friends by her side at UT Southwestern Hospital in Dallas.
Funeral services will be 10 am Thursday, June 7 in Calvary Baptist Church in Talco with Rev Kerry Adamek officiating. Burial will be in Talco Cemetery under direction of Wood Funeral Home of Bogata. The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm Wednesday at the church.
Cecelia was born in Talco on December 16, 1942 to Ray and Christine Whitney Hall. She was born and raised in Talco and that is also where she met her husband, Gene. They were married December 9, 1960. Almost 52 years of marriage, she and Gene have had many endeavors from business to pleasure. She loved to watch her grandkids, crafting, sewing, cooking and shopping. Cecelia was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Talco where she loved to sing in the choir.
She is survived by her husband, Gene. They have two daughters, Kim Smith Hatley and husband, Kyle of Ben Wheeler, Texas and Rachel Smith Ward and husband, Marty of Bogata and have four precious grandchildren, Kaleb Hatley of Tyler, Kaysie Hatley of Canton, Dean and Marta Ward of Bogata. She is also survived by two brothers, Roger Hall and wife, Mary Lou of Talco and James Hall and wife, Betty of Minden, Louisiana; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Christine Whitney Hall on October 7, 1952; her father, Melton Ray Hall on August 14, 1989; her sister, Myrna Horton Lewis on December 3, 1999, her brother, Lester Wiley on Apr 16, 1935 and her grandparents, Charlie and Etta Whitney and James Noel and Arrena Hall.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cecelia Ray Hall Smith (16 Dec 1942–4 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91346952, citing Talco Cemetery, Talco, Titus County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Betty Harrigill, Hall (contributor 47217882) .