Kenneth Cecil Hale

  • Born: October 15, 1940
  • Died: November 24, 2016
  • Location: Narrows, Virginia

Riffe's Funeral Service, Inc.

600 Main Street
Narrows, VA 24124
Tel. (540) 726-2442

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth Cecil (Kenny) Hale, 76 of Narrows, passed from this life peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, November 24th, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Cecil Hale; and his mother, Dorothy Johnson Hale.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol Anne Hale; a son, Paul Cecil Hale of Narrows; a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Maurice Swain of Craig County; beloved grandchildren, Paula Hale of Blacksburg, and Kenneth Taylor Swain of Craig County.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, Kenny had two loves in his life: his family, and his job as a livestock dealer and farmer. Combining both of these by teaching his grandson and namesake his trade, he would say was one of his greatest accomplishments. Kenny always had a story to tell, and a generous heart to all that knew him. In the words of Gus from "Lonesome Dove," "It was quite the party." He will be greatly missed by many.

The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows Sunday, November 27th, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM and again from 6 to 8 PM. A graveside service will be held Monday, November 28th at 10:30 AM at Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to Jefferson Christian Academy; 219 Big Stony Creek Road; Ripplemead, Virginia 24150.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Carol, Paul, and Kenny,
You are the ones I know best.
I wish all of you comfort. It is still easy for me to see Kenny pulling into our drive always in a hurry with his many thoughts about his cattle and what he had to accomplish first. May the visions of who he was continually be with you and bring you strength, comfort and peace.
Barbara L. Hale

Posted by Barbara Hale - Narrows, VA - Family   November 28, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Alton & Drema Thompson - Narrows, VA - Friend   November 28, 2016


Carol and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Becky Rice - N227h8arrows, VA - Friend   November 27, 2016

Hi,Ms Carol this is Barbara Ann's oldest daughter Amy. I just wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear of Mr. Kenny's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mama and her brothers and sisters always spoke well of him and Ms. Dorothy. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Amy Long - Vienna, WV - Family Friend   November 26, 2016

Condolences to the family.

Posted by Bob and Jamie Harris - Tazewell, VA - Friend   November 26, 2016

Paul and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers and may God comfort you during this very difficult time.

Posted by Karen Galford - Narrows, VA - Friend   November 26, 2016

Many prayers are going up for you and your family, Beth. I will miss seeing Kenny out and about in his truck. It just won't be the same to not see him since I saw him coming or going nearly every time I went out! Love you so much and I'm always here if you need to talk or just a listening ear. May God give you all the comfort and peace you need. ❤

Posted by Cathy Woodyard Archie - Narrows, VA - Classmate   November 26, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Robert & Angie Martin - Narrows, VA - Family Friend   November 25, 2016

Carol and family I am so sorry for your loss., I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time. Donna Bratton

Posted by Donna Bratton - Ripplemead, VA   November 25, 2016