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John "Johnny" Peyton Hale, Jr., 57, of High Springs, passed away on August 7, 2011.

Mr. Hale was born on December 3, 1953 to John Peyton Hale, Sr. and Christine Smith Hale in Gainesville, Fla. He owned and operated Hale Auto/Home Sales.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Jean Hale; his mother, Christine Hale Pettry of Gainesville; daughters, Erika (Bo) Dudley of Newberry, Fla., Kristie (Tommy) McElroy of Tampa, Fla. and Cheltse (Travis) Hale of High Springs, Fla.; a brother, Tommy (Kellie) Hale of Valrico, Fla., a sister, Debra (Lee) Hatch of Branford, Fla.; and one grandson, Peyton Dudley of Newberry, Fla.

A service will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the High Springs Church of Christ, 520 Santa Fe/441 South, High Springs, with Cori Lewis and Gene Burgett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the High Springs Church of Christ, Playground Fund, P.O. Box 926, High Springs, FL 32655.

Arrangements are entrusted to Evans-Carter Funeral Home, 220 North Main Street, High Springs, Fla.