Mrs. Betty Jo Durham Hall, 73, of Murfreesboro died November 5, 2011. She was born in Cannon County, TN on April 25, 1938. Her parents were the late Bill Jefferson Mears and Mamie (Merritt) Mears. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin Durham; brothers, Gentry Mears and David Mears; sisters, Jane Barrett and Faye Mears and by a grandson, Chad Durham.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 26 years, Bill Hall of Murfreesboro; sons, Randy & Jennie Durham of Readyville, Calvin Ray Durham of Murfreesboro and Terry & Patricia Durham of Murfreesboro; daughter, Renee Durham of Murfreesboro; step-son, Chris & Debbie Hall of Murfreesboro; step-mother, Seaple Mears of Woodbury; brothers, William "Bill" Mears and Billy Mears both of Murfreesboro and Jesse Mears of McMinnville; sisters, Mary Ann Brummit and Vicky Mears both of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Kelly Futral, B.J. Durham, Terry "T.J." Rettmann, Rebecca Rettmann and Holly Willbanks; great grandson, Hunter Futral.
She was a member of Gethsemane House of Prayer. She loved being around children and babysitting. Working in her garden and canning were favorite pass times. She enjoyed planting flowers and working in the yard. People knew her as a soft spoken Christian lady, that loved going to church. She loved Jesus Christ and reading the Bible.
Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 from 12-8PM at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at 3 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Pastor Kenneth Hale will officiate. Interment will follow at Coleman Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net (615)563-5337