Mr. Clinton ‘Yank’ Hale, age 87 died at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount on Thursday, October 15, 2009. Mr. Hale is a native of Martin County. He was married to Hazel Long in 1952. To this marriage was born four wonderful children. Mr. and Mrs. Hale moved to Enfield in January of 1956. Mr. Hale worked for Georgia Pacific for ten years. Following his employment at Georgia Pacific Mr. Hale went to work for Eastern Petroleum where he worked until retiring in 1988.
Preceding him death are his mother and father, Mary and Willie Hale, three brothers; Cecil, Buster and Ralph Hale and one sister, Elizabeth Sawyer.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel L. Hale of the home, two daughters; Susan H. Mizelle and her husband Eddie of Red Oak and Pam H. Dickerson and her husband Will of Durham, two sons; Clint Hale and his wife Mary of Raleigh and Ron Hale of Raleigh. Also surviving are two grandchildren; Will and Thomas Mizelle