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Charlotte Hale at 71

Charlotte Gayle Belt Hale, 71, of Navasota passed away peacefully on February 20, 2024 surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in Woodville, Texas to Rex and Corrie Belt, she graduated from Colmesneil High School in 1970.  Charlotte married the love of her life, Ronnie, on November 27, 1971 and made 52 years of loving memories.  She stayed home with their two children, Kevin and Kheli until they were both in school and then worked as an educator for many years before retiring.

Charlotte was an accomplished published author who wrote two children’s books and three beautiful songs.  She loved spending time with her family and friends especially in Branson.  She had many passions but two of her favorites were cheering on her Houston Astros and Dallas Cowboys.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Corrie Lee Belt.

She is survived by her loving husband, of 52 years, Ronnie Hale; son, Kevin Hale and wife, Laura of Willis; daughter, Kheli LaBlue and husband, Kris of College Station; grandchildren, Gracie LaBlue, Beth Hale, Emily LaBlue, Jacob Hale and Addison LaBlue; sisters, Marzi Smith and husband, Carroll and Bili Shepherd; sister-in-law, Vicky Hale and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held Monday, February 26, 2024, at 1 pm at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Chris Herrick officiating.  Burial will follow at the Colmesneil City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday from 12 pm until 1 pm at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Burgess, Eddie Lynn Hubert, Gary LaBlue, Doug Poole, Justin Revia, John Walsh and Mike Reinschmidt.


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