Nelle Montford Hall, 86
by Halei Lamb | August 2, 2018 5:09 pm
Funeral services for Nelle Montford Hall, 86, of Swainsboro were held Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Leigh officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Lexsy. She died July 28, 2018, at her residence.
Mrs. Nelle Montford Hall was born September 3, 1931, in Dublin, Laurens County, to the late James Henry and Ruth Colley Montford, prominent Laurens County Farmers. She was a graduate of Dublin High School and graduated from Georgia State College for Women in 1951, with a BS Degree. Hall began teaching in 1952 and taught for 41 years, beginning her career in Treutlen County where she taught for five years. From there, she taught government and history classes at Swainsboro High School for fifteen years, and was cheerleader sponsor for many years. Hall then taught at David Emanuel Academy from 1972-1980; returning to Swainsboro High School until her retirement in 1993. After retirement, she served as a substitute teacher at Swainsboro High School until 1997, and she received The Star Teacher Award for Emanuel County in 1980. Hall was a member of Emanuel County Retired Educators, and enjoyed hearing from all of her former students, who sent cards and pictures to her through the years. She loved sharing all the memories with her family. Hall loved working in her daylilly garden; was a member of The First Baptist Church in Swainsboro; was loved and respected by the Fidelis Sunday School Class, where she taught for over 30 years; and more recently was a member of the Agape Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, Hall was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jack Hall, and a sister, Miriam Dominy.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, H. G. “Hal” (Vicki) Hall; five grandchildren, Bart (Julie) Hall of Boulder, Colorado, Barron (Katie) Hall of Gray, Shelby Hall of Athens, and Micah Strickland and Jared (Jolie Crapps) Strickland; two great-grandchildren, Emmerlyn Grace Hall and Madilyn Rose Hall, both of Gray; special caregivers, Misty McKenzie and Debbie Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and numerous friends.
Pallbearers were Matthew Williams, Marc Curry, Jerry Lawson, Jr., Albert Hall, Justin Hall and Stephen Hall. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Fidelis Sunday School Class, Agape Sunday School Class, and Emanuel County Retired Educators.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Swainsboro First Baptist Church, 240 W. Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401.
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.