Harlan Hale, 91
Harlan Chandis Hale, 91, of Wheelersburg, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at a Columbus Hospital. He was born March 10, 1921, in New Boston, a son of the late Jack and Gretta Hale. Mr. Hale began teaching in 1941. He taught English for 34 years, much of it at North Moreland School. He taught five years at Portsmouth East High School and retired in 1979. He graduated from Glenwood High School in 1938. He earned a B.S. degree from Rio Grande College in 1948, and a Master’s Degree in English from Marshall University in 1955. He was known as the “Walking Dictionary” in college by professors and peers. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Chandis is remembered for always having humor, being full of energy, never met a stranger and thoroughly enjoyed life. Mr. Hale was of the protestant Christian Faith. He is survived by his children, Ron Hale; Larry Hale; Telena Canter; Dr. Luke Queen; his grandchildren, Dena Miller; Darin Hale; Alan Hale; Kristi Hale; Michael Canter and his great-grandchildren, Brian Charles; Ashley Miller and Dillon Hale. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ann Hale, brother Edgar Hale and grandchild, Jesse Canter. Private funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, with burial at Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to http://www.swickbussachamberlin.com/.