AUGUSTA, Ga. - Hale Barrett, 84, died at home on Friday, May 24, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he was a lifelong member and former Chancellor. Hale was the son of Cecilia Baker Barrett and George Barnes Barrett. He is survived by Lelia Banks DuPr , his wife of 58 years; their children, George Barnes Barrett (Diane), Anderson DuPr Barrett (Jane) and Susan DuPr Barrett; grandchildren, Olivia Britton Barrett, Susan Sloan Barrett, Wm. Hale Barrett, Ezra Banks Barrett and Jack Anderson Barrett; his sisters, Mary Barrett Robertson and Katherine Barrett Murphy (Kingsley); and several nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Richmond Academy, Washington & Lee University and the University of Georgia School of Law, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He practiced law for more than 59 years at the firm of Hull Barrett, PC representing numerous clients, including Castleberry's Food Company, Chipman-Union, Inc., Merry Land & Investment Company, Morris Communications Company, LLC and Sea Pines Company. He was a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and served as Chairman of the Committee which rewrote the Georgia Corporate Code. He was a member of the Augusta National Golf Club. He also was a member of numerous civic organizations and a veteran of the U. S. Army. If desired, in lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, 1858 Lock and Dam Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906 or St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Jill Curd, Florence Mealing and the many other people who have been so helpful.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from May 27 to May 28, 2013