Nelle M. (Montford) Hall

Born: Thu., Sep. 3, 1931
Died: Sat., Jul. 28, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 30, 2018
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jul. 31, 2018
Location: Swainboro First Baptist Church


Location: New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Nelle Montford Hall, age 86, of Swainsboro, GA on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her  residence.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Leigh officiating.

Interment will be in the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Lexsy, GA.

Mrs. Hall will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday Evening, July 30, 2018 from 6:00 until  8:00 PM.

Pallbearers are Matthew Williams, Marc Curry, Jerry Lawson, Jr., Albert Hall, Justin Hall and Stephen Hall.

Honorary Escorts will be Fidelis Sunday School Class, Agape Sunday School Class and Emanuel County Retired Educators.

Mrs. Hall was born September 3, 1931 in Dublin, Laurens County, GA, to the late James Henry and Ruth Colley Montford, prominent Laurens County Farmers.  Mrs. Hall was a graduate of Dublin High School and graduated  from Georgia State College for Women in 1951, with a BS Degree.  She 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 at Swainsboro High School for fifteen years, and was Cheerleader Sponsor for many years; she 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. Mrs. 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 and loved sharing all the memories with her family.  She 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, Mrs. 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” and Vicki Hall of Swainsboro, GA

Five Grandchildren:  Bart Hall (Julie) of Boulder, Colorado,  Barron Hall (Katie) of Gray, GA, Shelby Hall of Athens, GA, Micah Strickland and Jared Strickland(Jolie Crapps) both of Swainsboro, GA

Two Great Grandchildren:  Emmerlyn Grace Hall and Madilyn Rose Hall both of Gray, GA

Nieces, Nephews, extended family and numerous friends.

Special Caregivers:  Misty McKenzie and Debbie Williams.

Special thank you to Pruitt Hospice and Pruitt Health Care for the exceptional care given to Mrs. Nelle.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Swainsboro First Baptist Church, 240 W. Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401

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Lois Harper
   Posted Sat July 28, 2018
Heaven has received an Angel. Nelle was a wonderful lady and a very special Sunday School Teacher. I will miss her smiling face. May God give Hal & Vicki and her grandchildren the strength to endure this great loss. God Bless all of you.

Jimmy & Lois Harper

Martha L. Ward
   Posted Sun July 29, 2018
Hal I am so sorry to hear about Nell. She was an outstanding lady as you well know. I know I want be able to make the funeral because I drive my husband 5 days a week to the Nancy and J.C. Lewis Cancer Center in Savannah for radiation treatment. You will be in my prayers though. I know she is in a better place and with Jack again.

Harry and Deborah Martin
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Kelly Shepherd Lanier
   Posted Tue July 31, 2018
Hal & family-
Ms. Nelle was a great teacher. I enjoyed her classes at DEA and she always kept us entertained. She was a force to be reckoned with, firm yet caring and always interacting with students. She will be missed.
Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

John Martin
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
Hal and family...Please let me express my condolences in the passing of your mother...She was my high school govt/history teacher and I admired and respected her. In Christina Love...John Martin