Gladys Eva Young Hall, 97, of Orange, passed away on June 16, 2017, at her home in Orange.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Little Cypress Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend David Turner. Burial will follow at Parish Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, June 19, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Gladys was born September 13, 1919 in Kurthwood, Louisiana, to John and Martha Cryer Young. She was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur and attended business school in Port Arthur. She proudly served in the United States Army Air Force, Women’s Air Corps during World War II. Following the war, she worked at the Navy Base in Orange. She was an active member of Little Cypress Baptist Church, having taught Bible study to preschoolers, leading Woman’s Missionary Union and Girl’s Auxiliary, and assisting in the library. Everyone who knew “Glad” was touched by her love for God, family, and country. She loved to travel but she always loved coming “home.” Her family is at peace knowing that she is at her final, eternal, heavenly home.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 45 years, Dan Hall. She was also preceded in death by seven sisters and brothers, Mamie Hammond, Aubrey Young, Preston Young, Eleanor Ellis, Hazel Heard, Jim Young, and Mary Sandlin Wilson.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Hall Cagle and husband, Charles, of Orange, and Dana Hall Clark and husband, Randy, of Tyler; three grandchildren, Cara Elizabeth Cagle Naizer and husband, Ronnie, of Clyde, TX, Angela Carol Cagle McGee and husband, John, of Orange, and Daniel Robert Mehling of Tyler; four great-grandsons, Kevin McGee, Kyle McGee, Kellen Naizer, and Hayden Naizer; sister, Nelda Lamont and husband, Howard, of Athens, TX; brother, W.D. Bill Young and wife, Nelda of Grand Prairie, TX; sisters-in-law, Betty Reindel Webb, and Shirley Young; and brother-in-law, Don Wilson.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle McGee, Bryan Sandlin, David Sandlin, Eddie Hudson, Jesse Underwood, and Anthony Wardell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Little Cypress Baptist Church at 3274 Little Cypress Drive, Orange, TX 77632.