Bessle Delon Hale

November 11, 1925May 16, 2014

Bessle Delon Hale age 88, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Hiram & Pearly Hale; son, Gregory Delon Hale; sister, Juanita Vantrease. Survived by loving wife of 66 years, Eva H. Hale; sister-in-law, Billie Pierce; brother-in-law, Jim (Betty) Hunley; several nieces and nephews. Delon graduated from North High School. Delon served in the US Navy as a pontoon Seabee during the invasions of Iwo Jima & Okinawa. After serving in the US Navy Delon attended Peabody College. Delon retired from the Nashville Gas Company after 43 years of service. Visitation Monday, May 19th from 12pm till time of service at Hermitage Funeral Home. Funeral Service Monday, May 19th 2pm at Hermitage Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Hermitage Funeral Home 889-0361.


  • Funeral Service Monday, May 19, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, May 19, 2014

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Diana Henley

May 20, 2014

Eva you are in my prayers for strength and God's comfort. I have always loved you and think about you from the good old days at the phone company in the yellow pages. I will be praying for you in the days ahead.

Russell Pickard

May 19, 2014

Mr.Hale was a fine man and superviser always a kind word.

Norma McNair

May 19, 2014

So sorry Delon was a fine gentleman and loved by all who knew him. Always had a kind word for everyone. My love to Eva Marie.

Greg Apperson

May 19, 2014

Mr. Hale was a very good neighbor who grew some great tomato glad we got to know him and family.