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Sarah Vance Halbert

Mrs. Sarah Vance Halbert, age 87 of the Taylorsville Community passed away May 3, 2024, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro.  Born in Smith County, July 6, 1936, she was the daughter of the late George Tillman Vance and Fannie Elnor Vaden Vance.  She was a 1954 graduate of Smith County High School. In her youth she attended Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church in the Helms Bend Community of Smith County.  She later joined Athens Missionary Baptist Church by experience and baptism where she remained a member until her death.  She was a teacher’s aide for over twenty years in the Wilson County School System and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Robert B. Halbert Sr.; grandson, Nick Forbes; two brothers:  J.T. Vance and James Vance; sister, Lois Vance.

Survivors include three children:  Melinda (Mike) Forbes, Robert “Bob” (Amy) Halbert, Patrick (Carrie) Halbert; six grandchildren:  Kyle Forbes, Hannah (Cody) Smith, Emily, Will, Lucas, and Grant Halbert; six great-grandchildren:  Troy, Carter, Eli, and Brooklyn Forbes, Case and Emma Kai Smith; great-great-grandchild, Kenslei Forbes; brother-in-law, Hamlet Halbert; sister-in-law, Margaret Vance.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, with Eld. Jeff Blackwell and Bro. Sam Vance officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Active Pallbearers:  Kyle Forbes, Will, Lucas, and Grant Halbert, Mark, Joe, Tommy and Russell Vance.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Tim, Bo and Tommy Halbert, Shane Hoffman, Doug Lasater.  The Halbert family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Sarah’s many friends, neighbors, frequent visitors and caregivers.  Visitation Monday 3-7 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m.  The family requests memorial contributions be made to Athens Missionary Baptist Church.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.


Messages for the Family

  1. Judy Williamson says:
    Melinda and Family, you have my deepest sympathy.
  2. Janice Hammers says:
    Deepest sympathy Milinda and family. Keeping you all in my prayers.
    Janice, Jonalynn and Jenna
  3. Debbie Wilson says:
    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Praying for all.
  4. Bill Russell says:
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. I know you and your family will miss her and her love for you all.
  5. Angie O’Neal and family says:
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.
  6. Bruce and Charnell Johnson says:
    Bruce and I have enjoyed friendships with all of the Halberts over the years! Please know our hearts and prayers are with all of you.
  7. Johnny Pruitte says:
    Melinda, sorry to hear that, but she is now with the Lord. A very classy lady that will be missed by all. I still remember how she didn’t like that pet squirrel on her drapes. Bless you all and I lift up the family.
  8. Suzanne Ingram says:
    There are so many traits to love about Sarah; and one of the best is her smile and her laugh. She is one of the most sincerely good persons I have the good fortune to call “Aunt” Sarah.
  9. Jimmy Wilmore says:
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
  10. Jo Smith says:
    She was such a sweet lady! Sending my love and sympathy to all the family
  11. Melba Jobe says:
    5/05/2024@11:53 PM; Encouraging Words/ Expressions, Etc. Bless the Lord ! God Bless this Family & all the Bereaved.
  12. Kai Grissim says:
    Kai and Fay Grissim extend our sympathy to the family. Sarah was a jewel of a person to know throughout the years. She and Bob have left a positive impact by the life and family they left.
  13. Virginia Kirkendoll says:
    Our condolences to Pat and family
  14. Ken Grissim says:
    Sorry, that we all has lost another one of my Cousin via mariage to Robert. My god Bless this family
  15. Linda Parkerson says:
    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers,

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