Wilma Mae Hall • July 27, 2019



Wilma Mae Awtry Hall was born on July 25, 1938, to Henry Sanford Awtry and Essie Mae Thompson Awtry in Abbeville, SC as the oldest of two. She passed away on Saturday July 27, 2019 at Covenant Hospice, succumbing to pneumonia, at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, FL after being in the hospital/rehabilitation since May.

While attending Calhoun Falls High School she met the love of her life James B. Hall, III. After graduating from CFHS, Jim and Wilma were married in Calhoun Falls on January 6, 1957 and they enjoyed 62 years of matrimony. During those years they had 4 children, two daughters and two sons.

Wilma was a devoted wife and mother. She worked early in their marriage, but during the latter years, was able to stay at home. Jim’s work allowed him to travel to different parts of the country, and Brazil, and Wilma was always eager to pack her bags and go along with him. Wilma and Jim were inseparable.

Wilma was also devoted to the Lord. She and Jim were active members of East Brent Baptist Church for many years. After Wilma could no longer attend church, she continued to study the Bible each and every day. She loved God and has been called home to see him.

Wilma was preceded in death, one month to the day, by her husband Jim. She was also preceded in death by her father Henry S. Awtry, and her mother Essie M. Awtry. She is survived by her sons and daughters, Charlton B. Hall, Sheila V. Edwards, Candace M. Prince, and Sanford L. Hall. And grandchildren, Quentin, Austin, Garrett, Lane, Katrean, Collin, and Dylan. And great-grandchildren, Cerri, Aiden, and Fletcher.

A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 31st from 5pm -7pm. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 1st at 10am.

  1. Randy W. says:

    My deepest condolences Candy. They are both in Heaven now, Heaven for them was the love they shared, and spending their lives together. We can all only hope to have such love and devotion. My heart is with yours in this time of sadness. But at least they were not apart very long. Love you, Randy

  2. Jacob Doty Sr says:

    To all the children,Chuck,Sheila,Candy and Sandy the Doty family extends our deepest sorrow for the loss of your mother and father. They were a great loving couple and loving Christian parents and friends and we have many fond memories of your family from our time in Guntersville as your neighbors.

  3. Amanda Smith says:

    Our deepest condolences and love to you and your sweet family. Jim and Wilma were my parents’ best friends, and were like second parents to me also. Mama loved Wilma so much and she misses talking on the phone with her. She and Jimmy were both such bright and beautiful lights for the Lord and they are missed. We love y’all and are so sorry we cannot travel to be there. Love, Martha Owenby and Amanda Owenby Smith

  4. Deannie McCord says:

    We are so sad about losing Wilma. She was loved so much by us. There are many wonderful memories of Wilma and Jimmy. We love you all.

  5. Jan B. Harman says:

    Chuck, Sheila, Candy and Sandy, I can’t begin to say how sorry I am that you lost your Dad and now your Mom. Although your Mom was several years older than me I always loved and enjoyed when we were able to get together and visit. We had many great visits when they were in Abbeville and hated to see them move back to Florida. Although the distance does not allow us to be there during this time, please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that God will give you comfort and strength during this time of loss. Love, Jan and Rhonda Harman

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