Frances Marie (Mama Bear) Hall, age 88, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on January 27, 2014 in Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the East New Hope Baptist Church with Bro Paul Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow at the Union Hill Cemetery with Jesse Anderson, Jaren Anderson, Dale Higgs, Jimmy Parker, Jerod Parker, and Jonah Parker serving as pallbearers and Clay Edwards and Charles Smith serving as Honorary Pallbearers. Visitation will be Friday Night January 31, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Curry-Welborn Funeral Home.
Frances was born in Mt. Pleasant on May 9, 1925 to Thurman and Era Lee Edwards. She married Ulyss H. Hall Jr. on September 25, 1943 in Titus County. Frances is survived by her daughters; Alice Hall and Evelyn Anderson and her Husband Bob, a granddaughter Tonyia Higgs and husband Rick, grandsons; Jesse Anderson and Darla Jenkins, and Jaren Anderson, great-grandsons; Dale Higgs and wife Lyndee, and Benjamin Jenkins-Anderson, Great-Granddaughter, Krystal Higgs, sisters in-laws; Betty Ann Hall, and Christine Fair, brothers John Edwards and wife Jackie, Bill Edwards and wife Geraldine, Bud Edwards, Donald Ray Edwards and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Era Edwards, her husband of 61 years Ulyss Hall Jr., a daughter, Linda Sue Knight, two sisters; Helen White and Ellen Holub, and two brothers; Buck Edwards and Tucker Edwards.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society and to Cypress Basin Hospice.