Ivy House owner dies

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Freddie B. Hale dies at age 80

By The Staff

Freddie Byron Hale, 80, of Williston, died Dec. 22, 2008, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville following a short illness.

He came to the Morriston area from Gainesville in 1943. He was the owner and operator of the Ivy House Restaurant in Williston and Alachua, a member of the Florida Cattleman’s Assocation, S.E. Wood Producers Association, Florida Forestry Association and the Good Ole Boys Club in Williston. He was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Williston Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Hale of Morriston; three daughters, Ann Hale, Myra Hale, Evelyn Hale Nussel (Art), all of Morriston; one brother, J.N. Hale Jr. of Williston; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be Sunday, Dec. 28, at 3 p.m. at the graveside at Orange Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Williston Church of God from 6-8 p.m.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Williston Church of God Beulah Land Building fund (225 S.E. 4th St. Williston, Fl. 32696).

Knauff Funeral Home of Williston is in charge of arrangements.