Joyce Hall

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 6, 2007

Funeral services for Joyce Elizabeth Cole Hall, 69, of Natchez, who died Aug. 4, 2007, at her residence, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. James E. Herndon and the Rev. Edwin Temple officiating. Music will be provided by the Rev. Stacy Douglas and Carolyn Herndon. Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Hall was born March 3, 1938, in Georgetown, the daughter of William Thomas Cole and Irene Shelton Cole. She received her associate of arts degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson and her bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She was a school teacher in the Natchez-Adams School District for many years before retirement. She was a member of Jefferson Street United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, played piano and was on several committees. She was a step-on guide for Natchez Pilgrimage Tours. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Natchez Garden Club, where she served as president. She was a member of the Krewe of Phoenix, the Natchez Historical Foundation and the Musical Arts League.

Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her parents and her son, David G. Hall, M.D.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby Gene Hall; daughter-in-law Christina Hall; and grandchildren Holly Elizabeth Hall, Matthew Womack Hall and Emily Dixon Hall.

Pallbearers will be Allen Brown, Joe Hartley, Kirby Swofford, James Crawford, James Mayo and Charles Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jack Rodriguez, Dr. Jerry Iles, Dr. Randy Tillman, Dr. Tuananh Pham and Dr. Rick Jeansonne.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jefferson Street United Methodist Church building fund or the charity of your choice.