Thelma R. Hall King was born June 26, 1921, in Dekalb, Texas to David and Florence (Comb) Swink. She died, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Thelma was a graduate of Texas College, Tyler Texas and did further studies at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas and East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas. She has two Masters Degree. She was a school teacher for over 40 years having taught at Carver High School and also Texas High, Texarkana where she was a counselor. She was an Eastern Star and a member of the Brown’s Temple CME Church, Omaha, Texas, where she would oversee the daycare center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Leroy Hall, Rev. R.B. King; her son Bruce Hall, daughter Alice F. Bush, brother William Swink, Quintin Swink, James Swink; sisters Marie Smith, Ruby Stafford, Eva Mae Bunn.
She is survived by her son Paul Hall of Omaha, Texas; two daughters Joyce Swink of Dallas, Texas and Renee Swink of Oregon; Lawrence King, Maria King Woods, Jewel King, Opal T. King, James Arthur King; 12 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; favorite nephew David Swink of Tyler, Texas and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
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