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Barbara Ann Hale

August 15, 1941 — October 28, 2022


Barbara Ann Hale

Barbara Ann Hale, 81 of Wilson passed Friday, October 28, 2022.  A private family service will be held.


Barbara worked for over thirty years at Lely Manufacturing Company in Wilson where everyone was family. 


Barbara is survived by her sons, Tim Hale and wife, Shelley, and James Robert Hale, Jr. and wife, Kim; grandchildren, Taylor Hale Anderson and husband, Will, Olivia Hasty and husband, John, Annabelle Hale, Whitney Swimelar, Cortney Swimelar; her brother, Robert Graeser and wife, Polly; niece, Tonya Graeser Parks and husband, Steve and her nephews, Michael Graeser and Grant Graeser.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Rosaline C. Graeser and her niece, Karen Graeser Steele.


In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations in Barbara’s memory to Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, 9131 Anson Way, Suite 206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at

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