Barbara Kathleen “Kathy” Hale Imlay, 63, of Decatur, went to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2019. Born March 14, 1956, in Chicago, Ill. to Jessie and Frances Morgan Hale, Kathy was a longtime resident of Decatur, a member of Rock View Baptist Church and was formerly associated with Textron Industries. Kathy was a huge supporter of the Meigs County Athletics Program, especially the high school football teams. She was very active with assisting her husband, Gary, as a Boy Scout troop leader. After her diagnosis of a rare brain tumor, Kathy wanted to help researchers by volunteering for experimental treatments to help find a cure for brain cancer. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Hale; maternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Jane Hampton Morgan; paternal grandparents, George and Mae Hartman Hale; sister, Mary Hale Elder, along with two infant brothers and one sister; two nephews, Timmy Hale and Derek Elkins; niece, Kelly Hale; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chad and Laverne Imlay; and two brothers-in-law, Glen Imlay and Gene Imlay. Survivors include her loving husband of 26 years, Gary William Imlay of Decatur; mother, Frances Morgan Hale of Decatur; son, Calvin Thomas Huckabey and Sherry of Decatur; three grandchildren, Cody Marqoux, Cameron Huckabey and Clayton Huckabey, all of Decatur; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Phyllis Hale, Richard and Sharon Hale and Jerry Hale, all of Decatur; one sister, Susie Hale of Decatur; brother-in-law, James Imlay of Decatur; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Imlay and Lisa Imlay of Georgia; uncle, Roscoe Morgan of Athens, and aunt, Viola Duncan of Murfreesboro; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Best officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Clearwater Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the funeral home. If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, sign the online registry at Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens has been entrusted with the care of Barbara Kathleen “Kathy” Hale Imlay.

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