Della Kay (Mason) Hall

Della Kay (Mason) Hall, age 80, of Biscoe passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on January 4, 2022. She was surrounded by her son, daughter, and special sister-in-law, Bettie Brannan.

Della was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Dewey Lee Hall; her mother, Armenta Sperry Mason and father, James Mason; one great granddaughter, Adalynn Maye Hall; and two sisters, Robbie Mason Jordan, and Lou Alice Mason Watson.

Della is survived and lovingly remembered by one son, Christopher (Paula) Hall of Biscoe; one daughter, Beth (Darrell) Prine of Hazen; two aunts, Bernice Sperry of Cabot and Bee (Sperry) Eaton of North Little Rock; brother-in-law, Ken (JoAnn) Hall of Des Arc; sisters-in-law, Nola Hampton of Des Arc and Bettie (Teddy) Brannan of Biscoe; six grandchildren, Lance (Sara) Prine of Cave Springs, Jeremy (Kalen) Prine of Stuttgart, Lance Stafford (Cari) Prine of Hazen, Sean (Alexis) Hall of Moncks Corner, SC, Luke Stafford Prine of Clarkesville, TN, and Payton (Courtney) Tarry of Biscoe; eleven great-grands; and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Della graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1963 with her BS in Physical Education. She started her coaching career at 71st High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina coaching girls’ basketball while her husband, Dewey, served in the Army. They moved to Prairie County in 1972 where she coached golf and girls’ basketball in the Des Arc school district a few years before going to the DeValls Bluff school district, which is where she retired. She was the first female coach to coach a high school boys’ baseball team and take them to the State Playoffs. Della was known as DK, Della Kay, Coach Hall, Coach, Mom, and Granny. She made a positive impact on the lives of all she came in contact with and was known to be an encourager and a hugger.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2 p.m. at Family Christian Fellowship Church, 603 W. Washington Street, in Hazen on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Family Christian Fellowship, P.O. Box 982, Hazen, AR 72064 or Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116.

10 thoughts on “Della Kay (Mason) Hall”

  1. Ronnie+and+Kathy+Simmons

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

  2. Debbie Beachler

    My condolences to this wonderful family. Ms.Della was always such a sweet lady. God Bless you all.

  3. Lauren May & Family

    I love yall so much!! MY thoughts & prayers are with everyone .
    Granny was such a sweet person. I will miss her sweet tight hugs and her always saying somthing to encourage me. I have alot of great memories. With her that I will cherish forever. I know she is in Heaven watching down .. praying 🙏

  4. I miss you already Coach Hall, the world is an emptier place without you.
    I have loved you since my first day at DVB when you and Coach Hurt laughed at my lack of knowledge, in fact NO knowledge of basketball and those bloody shorts you gave me. You took me under your wing in so many ways, adopting me (virtually) and being my surrogate mum whilst mine was back in Scotland and I have always felt lucky and honoured for this.
    My heart goes out to Chris and Beth and the whole extended family who loved you. Coach Hall was an amazing, really special woman who actually changed people’s lives such was her impact.

  5. Margarita Orton

    Mrs Della will b miss, but the assurance that she is in a better place makes a difference….love, hugs and prayers.

  6. Margarita Orton

    Mrs Della will b miss, but the assurance that she is in a better place makes a difference….love, hugs and prayers.


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