Local Obituaries

Mother of former Gov. Martha Layne Collins dies

SHELBYVILLE — Mary T. Hall, the mother of former Gov. Martha Layne Collins, died Sunday. She was 95.

Mrs. Hall was a founder of Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Shelbyville with her late husband, Everett L. Hall, and her late brother James B. Taylor and and her sister-in-law Nancye Taylor. Mrs. Hall was a co-owner until her death.

A Spencer County native, Mrs. Hall was the oldest living graduate of the old Bagdad High School in Shelby County.

Mrs. Hall was active in numerous church and civic activities. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville and a former Sunday school teacher.

She was also the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and was chairwoman of the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee from 1979-1987.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include two brothers, Robert W. Taylor of Shelbyville, and Rodney M. Taylor of Bagdad and a sister, Rogenia T. Wilson of Paola, Kansas.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Shelbyville. Burial will be in Bagdad Cemetery. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. at the church. Donations are suggested to the Kentucky Baptist Children's Homes, the Oneida Baptist Institute, or the charity of one's choice.