Betty Jean Haynes Hall

Published 9:09 am Monday, September 21, 2015

Betty Jean Haynes Hall, 85, of Mocksville, died in her sleep Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Trinity Elms Memory Center, Clemmons.

She was a loving wife and mother, a wonderful hostess and cook, and she delighted in making elaborate birthday meals for her children and grandchildren. Born July 25, 1930, in Wilkes County to the late Paul Homer and Clara Wiles Haynes, she was a 1948 graduate of West Jefferson High School and a 1951 graduate of Appalachian State Teachers College. Her family moved to Yadkin County in 1950, and joined First Baptist Church in Yadkinville. There, a young man, William E. Hall, asked her father if he could drive her home after church. Romance bloomed, and they married in 1952. They moved to Mocksville where he established a law practice. She was a charter member and first president of the Mocksville Women’s Club and member of First Baptist Church of Mocksville. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends in town and was a member of a book club. Prompted by her family’s interest in tennis, she operated the Netter’s Den Tennis Shop in downtown Mocksville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Samuel P. Hall; a brother, William P. “Bill” Haynes; a sister, Janet Lowder.

Survivors: 3 sisters, Nancy H. Gregg, Marilyn H. Walklett (Bill), and Alece H. Key (Denver); a daughter, Elizabeth Sparks (Dwight) of Advance; son, William A. Hall (Toni) of Hickory; daughter-in-law, Jackie Hall; grandchildren, Lori Robertson (Kevin), Nancy Hollifield (Ben), Heather Hall and Evan Hall, Paul Sparks (Susan), Robert and Michael Sparks; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 at First Baptist Church of Mocksville with family visitation from noon-1:45 p.m. at the church. Burial followed at Harmony Grove Friends Church Cemetery, 1400 W. Main St., Yadkinville.

Memorials: First Baptist Building Fund, 412 N. Main St., Mocksville; or Samuel P. Hall Scholarship Fund, c/o Davie Community Foundation, PO Box 546, Mocksville.