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March 14, 1956 ~ September 6, 2019 (age 63)
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Barbara Kathleen “Kathy” Hale Imlay, age 63, of Decatur, went to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Friday evening, September 6, 2019.

Born, March 14, 1956, in Chicago, IL to Jessie and Frances Morgan Hale, Kathy was a longtime resident of Decatur, a member of Rock View Baptist Church and formerly associated with Textron Industries.

Kathy was a huge supporter of the Meigs County Athletics Program, especially the high school football teams. She was very active with assisting her husband, Gary, as a Boy Scout troop leader.

After her diagnosis of a rare brain tumor, Kathy wanted to help researchers by volunteering for experimental treatments to help find a cure for brain cancer.

Kathy is preceded in death by her father, Jessie Hale, maternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Jane Hampton Morgan, paternal grandparents, George and Mae Hartman Hale, sister, Mary Hale Elder along with 2 infant brothers and 1 sister, 2 nephews, Timmy Hale and Derek Elkins, niece, Kelly Hale, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chad and Laverne Imlay and 2 brothers-in-law, Glen Imlay and Gene Imlay

Survivors include her loving husband, of 26 years, Gary William Imlay of Decatur

Mother, Frances Morgan Hale of Decatur

Son, Calvin Thomas Huckabey and Sherry of Decatur

Three grandchildren, Cody Marqoux, Cameron Huckabey and Clayton Huckabey all of Decatur

Three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Phyllis Hale, Richard and Sharon Hale and Jerry Hale all of Decatur

One sister, Susie Hale of Decatur

Brother-in-law, James Imlay of Decatur

Two sisters-in-law, Patricia Imlay and Lisa Imlay of  Georgia

Uncle, Roscoe Morgan of Athens and aunt, Viola Duncan of Murfreesboro

Along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews


Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Monday, September 9, 2019, at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Best officiating.

Burial will be 11:00 am Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in Clearwater Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Monday, September 9, 2019, at Ziegler Funeral Home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Barbara Kathleen “Kathy” Hale Imlay.



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