Raymond Baker Lawrence Cord Jerry Daniels, Sr.
Samuel Jolley Walter Lamar Oscar Vinson
Alonza L. Epps Willis Fitzhugh Henry Lamar, Sr. Raymond Morgan
Charlie Powell Andrew Turk Matthew Vinson Leon Whisby
Arrangements For Homegoing Services Have Been Provided By
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Perhaps you sent a tender song or sat quietly in a chair
Perhaps you sent some beautiful flowers If so we saw them there
Perhaps you sent or spoke kind words As any friend would say
Perhaps you were not there at all Justthoughtofusthatday
Perhaps you prepared some tasty food Or maybe furnished a car
Perhaps you rendered a service afar Whatever you did to console the heart We thank you so much- Whatever the part
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Mrs. Calena J. Hale Noted Social Advocate and Educator
On May 16, 1993, Mattie Carlena J. Hale was called home to heaven to sing with the angels. She was born on January 27, 1908, the youngest ofsix children to Augustus M. Jordan, Sr. and Nancy Kitchens Jordan. Her life spanned decades of diligent service for her church and for many other community causes.
At an early age, Carlena J. Hale joined St. Paul A.M.E. Church where she became a devoted lifetime willingworker. Her melodious soprano voice rang with many choirs. She felt honored to be a steward, founder of The Friendship Club, Founder and long time President of the Phyllis Wheatley Club. She chaired many committees and organizations, contributed time and finances, served faithfully in any other capacity of reasonable requests until illness prevented her active, visible participation.
Carlena received education and training in GA and in New York. She attended Duresville Elementary School and Ballard High School, matriculated at Morris Brown College; received the Bachelor of Science in Education from Fort Valley State College in 1948. In a brief but significant time in her life she studied vocal music at Columbia University in N.Y. Her ability as Coloratura charmed audiences throughout the state of Georgia. Jim Crow laws and segregation prevented successful pursuits in this field.
In the meantime, Carlena had already become a pioneer and trail blazerin establishing and maintainingprogressive programs to help others. As a social worker she solicited, collected, and distributed food, clothing and any other necessities to facilitate the needy. She began the first Girl Scout Camp for Blacks in Bibb County, organized the first Recreation Center for black youths on Center Street, East Macon. The operation was moved to Cotton Ave. where it became The Booker T. Washington Center and served as the only active community resource for blacks for years.
THE ORDER OF SERVICE
The Rev. Terence Renard Gray, Officiating
PRELUDE .............................. Bro. Robert Cummings
VIEWING OF REMAINS
THE PROCESSIONAL .............................. Soft Music
"Come Ye Disconsolate"
THE HYMN OF PRAISE ............................ Choir and Congregation
THE PRAYER ................................ Rev. Terence Gray
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD .... Rev. Marlette Gilbert Old Testament Psalm 121 New Testament
SOLO ............................................... Mrs. Alice Lamar "Nothing Between"
THE OBITUARY (Read Silently)
THE REMARKS (3 minutes) Rev. Gabriel Hardeman Mrs. Dorothy Card
THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT ......... Rev. Terence Gray
SOLO ............................................. Bro. Harold Lamar
THE EULOGY ................................ Rev. E. S. Mallory
THE HYMN OF ASSURANCE ................... Choir and Congregation
"My Faith Looks up to Thee" #415
THE RECESSIONAL ... "When We All Get To Heaven" #511
THE INTERMENT- Woodlawn Cemetery
THE OBITUARY continued
During World War II, interspersed among her many accomplishments, she performed as a hostess for the United Services Organization (USO).
By the late forties, early fifties, Carlena began to carve a professional niche in the Bibb County Public School System. Highlighting her career was the Distributive Education Program for High School Students in Middle Georgia. Her aim/task was to motivate students to secure jobs that she acquired for them through relentless pursuit of innumerable employers. She taught English, math, typing, interviewing techniques, good grooming and any other skills necessary for effective work habits and achievement. Many of her classes won awards for competition in Distributive Education.
Competition seemed to be a trait demonstrated by Carlena Hale's persistent passion for flowers. Inside her home and outside in the yard, all kinds of plants received her tender loving care. She constantly strove to make everything more beautiful. One year she won a prestigious award for The Most Beautiful Flower Garden in East Macon.
The family ofCarlenaJ. Hale will sorely and surely miss her. In 1926 she married George Hale in Macon, GA (He preceded her in death in 1968). To this union was born George Carl Hale in Detroit, Mich. In the early twenties they returned to Macon to strong church and family ties.
Joining this celebration are the following: her devoted son, George Carl Hale, M.D. of Cincinnati, Ohio; her grandson, George Carl Hale, Jr., M.B.A. of Independence, MO; her granddaughter, Valerie A. E. Hale, M.D. of Denver, Colorado; her loving sister, Junia J. Fambro, Macon, GA; her niece, Nancy 0. Jordan; a daughter-inlaw, Sarah T. Hale, ofCincinnati; a cousin Evelyn Walker; other distant relatives, loyal caregivers and many other friends.