Mr. James Edward Hale age 87 of Dowelltown passed away Monday evening, August 21, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Hendersonville. He was born February 18, 1930 to his parents, the late Marion and Beulah Herman Hale. He was a construction worker, farmer, a US Army veteran having served in Korea and a member of Fuller's Chapel United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Frances Hale. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Thursday August 24, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Sam Ordung officiating and burial to follow in the Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 11 AM until 9:PM and Thursday 10 AM until the time of service at 1 PM. Survivors include 1 Son: Randy (Trina) Hale of Goodletsville; 2 Grandchildren: Christina and Vanessa Hale. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.