Carolyn Taylor Hall

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Carolyn Taylor Hall (1928 – 2021) of Malone, Florida, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on September 4, 2021. She now resides with her Lord and Savior in heaven joining her beloved Ben, Clint, and Cole. Mrs. Hall (lovingly known by many as “Mama Hall”) was born in Malone on November 23, 1928, to Henry and Vallie Taylor. She was a longtime member of Friendship Baptist Church in Malone where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and sponsored GAs. Carolyn was born on her family’s farm outside of Malone and later graduated from Malone High School. She married Ben Hall on September 23, 1945, and they began a 67-year partnership farming and raising their family together. This partnership resulted in a loving family of four children and a successful family farm. Together, they were awarded the 1982 Farm Family of the year by the Jackson County Farm Bureau and many other accolades throughout the years. It was not unusual for friends, visitors, and the occasional salesman to plan their visits to coincide with lunchtime where they were always welcome to join her lunch table for one of her delicious home cooked meals. However, she may be more renowned for her desserts. Her cakes have more than once been described by those who had the pleasure to enjoy them as legendary.

She was preceded in death by her parents her; her husband, Ben Hall; son, Clint Warren Hall; and a grandson, Cole Garrett.

Survivors include her son, Gregory Hall and wife, Linda, of Malone, FL; daughters, Anita Garrett and husband, Frank, of Ozark, AL; and Lila Hayes and husband, Danny, of Dothan, AL; grandchildren: Steven Hall and wife, Tiffany, of Tallahassee, FL; Ragan Hayes Whittington and husband, Kyle, of Vestavia Hills, AL; Clay Garrett and wife, Kelin, of Fairhope, AL; Stacey Hall Livingston and husband, Joseph, of Dothan, AL; and Hayden Hayes of Dothan, AL; great-grandchildren: Anna Beth Livingston; Brooks Lamar Hall; Lila Blake Whittington; Beckett Carolyn Hall; Warren Hayes Whittington; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Her family would like to give a special thank you to Emerald Coast Hospice, Cody Dunaway, Dee Campbell, and her faithful, loving caregivers Ruth Steward and Tyna Burnette. She will be missed by her family, church family, and her community.

A celebration of life and receiving of friends will be at Friendship Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malone on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. CST with graveside services to follow at 2 PM in the church cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Friendship Baptist Church Family Life Center or Emerald Coast Hospice of Marianna, FL.

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