A native of Alsen and resident of Baton Rouge, she passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was 96. Visiting at Carney and Mackey Funeral Home, 1576 Robin St. on Monday, April 29 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 30 at New St. John Baptist Church from 7:30 a.m. until religious service at 9 a.m., conducted by Rev. W. Marshall Myles. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery. She is survived by her daughters, Mamye L. Hall and Arlene Jan H. Sampson; goddaughter, Linda S. Daniel; daughter in law, Marion A. Hall; grandson, Anthony J. Hall, II; great granddaughter, Precious L. Hall; great grandson, Tyler K. Howard; great great granddaughter, Keiona M. Payne; sisters in law; Ruth M., Ruth K. and Alice F. Hall; nephews, Henry Gray, David A. Jr. (Pamela), Sidney W. (Lillian), Terry R. (Sharon), Charles B. (Lisa) and Kent G. Hall; nieces, Doretha S. Delandro (Ret. Gen. Donald) and Annette G. Horton; a special cousin, Elaine M. Griffin, Los Angeles, CA; and adopted granddaughter, Laina Dabney. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Laula Griffin Warner; husband, Tony Joseph Hall; son, Anthony Jospeh Hall; brothers, Joe, Peter and Charlie Gray, Willie, Arthur and David Warner; sisters, Edna Gray, Pinkey, Mary and Ethel Warner and Elmena W. Daniel. She was a 1935 graduate of McKinley; received a BA from Southern University and completed additional studies at Atlanta and Louisiana State Universities. She taught at Eden Park, Perkins Road and was an initial faculty member at Buchanan Elementary School. She was a member of New St. John Baptist Church, Lucky 20 Social Club, Central City Exxon Annuity Club and Educators of Yesteryear.
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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 27 to Apr. 30, 2013