Jo Beth Hall

Jo Beth Hall, age 85, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 25, 2024, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on June 20, 1938 to her parents, Robert S. Barefield and Clara F. Glass Barefield, both preceded her in passing.  Jo Beth is survived by her loving husband, Ralph O. Hall; son, Steve Hall (Charla); daughter, Sarah A. Nelson (Robert); and grandson, TJ Nichols.

She worked at Central State Bank and Southeastern Food Merchandise and retired in 2020. Jo Beth was a church member of Northside Baptist Church. She loved roses and easter lilies. Jo Beth loved to spend time outside and she enjoyed going to the beach or going to the mountains, where she could watch the bears. She enjoyed taking her children fishing at Ms. Martin’s Pond, so she could read the books she loved so much. Jo Beth watching the Atlanta Braves and Alabama football. Above all she loved to spend time with her family.

Services will be held Monday, January 29, 2024 at Northside Baptist Church. A visitation will be held at 12 p.m., followed by a service at 1 p.m. Jo Beth will be laid to rest in Shelby Memory Gardens in Calera, AL. Brother Bill Collum and Brother Allen Foster will be officiating.


  1. Barbara Parker on January 27, 2024 at 8:08 pm

    Praying for the family during this time of loss of your loved one. Praying for comfort, peace and strength.

  2. Velma Jean Godfrey on January 29, 2024 at 4:24 pm

    Jo Beth and I worked together at Central State Bank years ago. She was a hard worker. She and I remained friends for many years. She was an active member of Calera Baptist Church for many years before moving to Northside Baptist Church.

  3. Sid Godfrey on January 29, 2024 at 5:40 pm

    Jo Beth kept our class informed about each other and arranged our reunions. Our last was a couple of years ago at Northside Baptist community room. I’m so sad to hear of her passing. I will miss this sweet lady. Wish I had known in time to attend her services. My condolences to Ralph and her family.

  4. Sid Godfrey on January 29, 2024 at 5:50 pm

    Jo Both was a high school classmate of mine. I’m so sad to hear of her passing. She was a sweet lady. My condolences to Ralph and her family.
    She will be missed.

  5. Kelly Laddie on January 29, 2024 at 8:55 pm

    I worked with JoBeth for over 20 years at SFM. She was a GREAT friend & colleague. She had a heart of gold. Her presence in our lives will be forever missed.
    I know you will miss her deeply Sarah, Steve, Ralph & TJ. Memories will keep you going.
    God Bless you ALL & much love!!!

  6. Sid Godfrey on January 29, 2024 at 9:25 pm

    Condolences to Ralph and family. I just got the news of Jo Beth’s death. She kept me informed about our classmates. She was a sweet lady. We met last at a reunion in sept 2019.