Johnnie Doyle Hale

December 17, 1926November 22, 2012

Johnnie Doyle Hale (nee Jonathan Ingell Hazard Doyle), 85, formerly of Atlanta, went home to heaven on Thursday, November 22, 2012. Mrs. Hale, the daughter of the late Joseph Ambrose Doyle, Sr. and Ruth Hattie Hazard, was born in Florence, S.C. and grew up in Georgetown, S.C. She graduated from Winyah High School and Converse College (B.A.), and after teaching at the Episcopal Day School in Augusta, GA, she obtained a master’s degree from the George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University. Mrs. Hale subsequently taught in Atlanta at Dekalb Christian Academy and the preschool of First Alliance Church, where she was a member.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Morris S. Hale, Jr., and two brothers, Joseph A. Doyle, Jr. and Ingell H. Doyle. Survivors include her children, Alice Hale Murray and husband Paul Tyre of Valparaiso, FL; Dr. Dorothy Hale Boothe and husband Michael of Watkinsville, GA; and Lt. Col. Morris Doyle Hale and wife Clarissa of Emerald Isle, N.C.; brothers, Arthur H. Doyle and P. James Doyle, both of Georgetown, S.C.; and sister, Sarah Doyle Pusey of Summerville, S.C.. “Grammy” will be missed by her grandchildren, Heather (Murray) Jopling and husband Joel; Kevin Murray; Luke Boothe; Christina Boothe; Nathan Hale and Joseph Hale.

A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Hale’s life will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First Alliance Church, 2512 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Christian church, charity, or educational institution of choice or to the following organizations supported by Mrs. Hale: China Outreach Ministries, Okinawa Christian School International, Georgetown Historical Society, and the American Bible Society.

The family expresses sincere thanks to all those who have provided care and support. Online memorials for Mrs. Hale can be made at Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2012

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Ling (Linda) Lu

December 1, 2012

Dear Dorothy, I still remember the night you took me to visit your parents in Atlanta, how lovely and inviting their home was to me, and the blessing I received when they prayed for me in the evening. Your mother was such a loving person and I know how much you will miss her. I pray that God's great comfort will be with you and your family. And I look forward to meeting her again one day in the better country.

With all my love,

Tim Golden

December 1, 2012

I am so sorry for your family's loss. I too am thankful for the short time I knew your mother. I know how hard this time has been on everyone. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
-Tim Golden
BrightStar Healthcare


November 30, 2012

Dear Family,
Your hearts are sad now, but realize that your Mother is now with the Lord who she loved so dearly.

I remember her smile, twinkle in her eyes , pleasant personality and a gentle and sweet person. When she and your father became members of FAC, she set an example of Christian love. My parents thought of great deal of both of your parents.

Take care and sense our Lord's presence

Tim Eastling

November 30, 2012

Johnnie was a wonderful person whom I admired and appreciated. It is sad to learn of her passing, but she has gone to a great reward where there is no time nor aging.
It was a privilege to know Johnnie and her family. My life was enriched by their presence.

George Doyle

November 29, 2012

Alice, Dorothy, Doyle and families,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Aunt Johnnie very much and always had the highest regard for her and Uncle Morris who no doubt have shared a joyous laugh together by now on the Other Side.
Thanks for sharing the photos. We really enjoyed them.
George Doyle & Family

Jennifer Huckleby

November 29, 2012

Dorothy and Family,
Mrs. Johnnie prayed for my son several years ago. She sent a sweet card to me to encourage me because my son was going through a difficult period. I'll always remember that God used her to bless me, although we never met. I've prayed for her health, and peace for a few years. I am thankful she is with Jesus now.God Bless you.

Frances Doyle

November 28, 2012

Alice, Dorothy and Doyle - we send our love and deepest sympathies to you for Aunt Johnnie. She was such a very dear soul and a very special person. You are in our prayers. Love to you and your families. The photographs are lovely and capture her beauty and kindness so well.

November 28, 2012

May you find strength and comfort from God and peace through the love of your friends and family. James 4:8

Laura Moussakhani

November 27, 2012

I love the photos......made me smile.
Laura Moussakhani - Hale LOL

November 27, 2012

Johnnie was a very special was always a pleasure to be with her. My sincere sympathy and love.
Jean Cox (Graydon Sunday School Class)