Frances Sue Gentry Hall (Sign Guestbook)

Frances Sue Gentry Hall, age 81 of Knoxville, TN, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, August 4, 2019 following a brief illness.

Fran was born July 3, 1938 in Bristol, TN, to Charles James Gentry and Bertha Ellen Gross Gentry. Her deceased siblings include brothers, Charles, Jim and Bill Gentry and sisters, Mildred (Jerry) Boling, Inez (Dave) Garrett and Arlene Snead. Her surviving sister is Betty (Obia) Carrier.

Fran loved the Lord and with her husband of 63 years, Reverend James P. Hall, ministered to churches and communities in South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. They have two daughters: Sue Esleck (Fred) of Birmingham, AL and Lisa Daley (Sean) of Louisville, TN. Fran was known as “Granny” or “Crazy Grandma” to her grandchildren, Emily Esleck, Anna Michele Daley (deceased) and Brandon Esleck.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the men and women from Elmcroft Senior Living in Halls (Knoxville) and UT Hospice who loved and cared for Fran during her illness.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Knoxville Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at the church prior to the worship service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Halls Crossroads Presbyterian Church or the church ministry of your choice.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Hall family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

14 guestbook entries for “Frances Sue Gentry Hall”:

  1. Laurantine Echols says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during your time of bereavement. My prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Ann (Ford) Cobb says:

    Our love and prayers to each of you during this difficult time. Fran was a minister just as your dad was. She had the precious gift of being a minister’s wife in supporting Jim and helping him with his flock. We love them both, and have dear sweet memories of their time at LaFollette First Presbyterian. May God comfort each of you in the days ahead.

  3. Cindy Card says:

    Oh Sue, I’m sorry to see this about your mom. I will sure be praying for you and your Dad and family!

  4. Ying Ayliffe says:

    I saw the love of Christ through Fran and Jim every time I had the opportunity to see them. Fran will certainly be missed, but I celebrate her entry to Heaven!

  5. Michele Dotson says:

    Lisa and Sean, I’m so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. All my love, Michele (Mitch) Dotson

  6. Kevin Daley + Sheila Connelly says:

    Dear Lisa, Sue, Reverend Hall and families,
    Our hearts are with you as you grieve the loss of your mother, wife, grandmother and friend, Fran.
    She was truly a lovely person, and will be missed by many.
    May you find comfort in the support of family and friends, and in cherished memories, in the coming days.

  7. John and Shelby Logan says:

    Our hearts go out to you and your family during this time of loss. May the Lord bless you and place his healing hand on your family’s hearts to know she is under His care now.

    • Liz Jolly says:

      So sad to hear of your passing. I always thought the world you and Jim.
      Now God has you, what a blessing !! Fairmont Presbyterian Church was so
      blessed to have you both . My life wAs enriched by you both of you. MY
      love always,

      Liz Jolly

  8. Dawn Ousley says:

    I love you , I’m so sorry, and am praying. I am in NY until Sunday. I usually am not on FB, so God prompted me to look up some other information. I will see you soon.

  9. The Scott family says:

    Dear Hall family,

    Fran will be missed but lovingly remembered as a strong and caring person. And she always had a sparkle in her eyes. Our hearts are with you as you celebrate her life.

  10. Ruth Gunnell says:

    I am so sorry for your loss,but was so thankful for Fran’s and Jim’s love for Ed and Ann Renegar’s family, plus their four children,of whom I am the eldest. I remember happy Sunday dinners at aunt Ruth and uncle Leo’ s house and Fran,my sister, Sue, and I washing dishes afterward and laughing. What a joy Fran was to the Hall family, to her precious husband and to me. Thank You, God for Fran!!! Ruth Renegar Gunnell

  11. John & Diane Sharp says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Fran for her kind spirit and friendship. You are in our prayers. May God bless your family.

    John & Diane Sharp

  12. Rev Michael Mills says:

    Dear Hall Family:

    Jim and Fran were so kind and welcoming to my late wife Dalinda and I when we followed them to Fairmont Church as the pastoral family. Fran was a bright and positive woman who loved the Lord and her family and friends. She will be missed! Yours in Christ-Rev. Mike Mills

  13. Missy Marlow says:

    I have been lifting up your family in prayer. I am indeed sorry for your loss. Fran’s compassion and leadership was a big influence in my life. I so enjoyed scouting with her. Jim, Sue, and Lisa (and families), a special, special, lady has gone home. I had numerous troubles growing up and she saw passed them and kept believing in me. I know that played a big part in my being a worship leader, wife and mom. She is the picture behind the saying, “Share your faith wherever you go and IF necessary use words”. Proverbs 31 describes her as well. You will do well as the days come, largely in part to the fact that she showed you how to do the hard things with grace and in reliance on our Heavenly Father. Love in Christ, Missy(Taylor) Marlow

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