Martha Allen (Kennedy) Hall

April 18, 1933 ~ April 8, 2018 (age 84)


Martha Allen Kennedy Hall was born April 18, 1933, in Wilkes County to Boyce Allen Kennedy and Virginia Fanning Kennedy. She graduated from Wilkes County Schools and Augusta College with a LPN degree. She enjoyed nursing and helping others. Martha worked as a nurse at Wills Memorial Hospital and social and activities director at Pruitt Health Care in Washington.

            She was a devoted Sunday School teacher at Sardis Baptist Church until her health failed and also served on various committees at Sardis. She served as the mayor of Rayle and on the Rayle City Council for many years and on the board for Wills Memorial Hospital. Martha was instrumental in getting the caution light in Rayle erected.

            She was married to Grover Allen Hall of Rayle who preceded her in death. She had two daughters that also preceded her in death, Julie Elizabeth Hall, and Joyce Hall Bowen. She leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Boyce Allen and Pam Hall; son-in-law, James Bowen; grandchildren, Lindley Hall Callaway (Josh), Avery Hall, Stephanie Bowen Booker (Gerome), and Brandon Bowen; great-grandchildren, Sawyer Callaway, Liam Callaway, and Cameron Bowen; two sisters, Rubye Armour (Jack) and Joan Echols and sisters-in-law, Dr. Louise Lunsford McCommons of Thomson, Sara Hall Ingram of Decatur, Daisy Hall Parker of Tignall  and Frances Hall of Simpsonville, S.C.

            Rev. Jim Newsome, pastor of Sardis Baptist Church, will conduct the service Thursday afternoon, April 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until time for the service at the church.  Serving as pallbearers will be nephews, Norman Echols Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla., Lyn Armour of Rayle, Shane Echols of Virginia Beach, Va., Tracy Armour of Rayle, Jason Echols of Thomson, Barry Armour of Tignall, and Greg Armour of Rayle. Serving as honorary pallbearers are nephews, Joe McCommons of Thomson, Bill McCommons of Raleigh, N.C., Dr. James Granade Jr. of Atlanta, Chris Lunsford of Hartwell and Tom Lunsford of Hoover, Ala.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sardis Baptist Church, Building & Grounds, c/o Pam Hall, 4915 Lexington Rd., Washington, GA 30673.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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