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Doreen (Debay) Hallford

May 18, 1935 ~ November 26, 2019 (age 84)


Doreen Debay Hallford, daughter of Joseph and Ruby Campbell Debay was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine. After graduating from Bob Jones University, Doreen began her teaching career in a one room school house in Maine.  She continued investing in the lives of students in Pensacola, Florida, Miracle Hill Children’s Home, and Hampton Park Christian School. 

Her 51 year teaching ministry began with her late husband, Morris Hallford at Miracle Hill.  She spent more than two decades shaping the lives of students and pointing them to Christ.  She finished her teaching career at Hampton Park in 2014.  After retiring from Hampton Park Christian School, she served at Miracle Hill working in alumni relations.

Doreen enjoyed gardening, reading, walking, knitting, puzzles and her close group of friends in the Power Company, the Senior Adult ministry at Hampton Park.

She was predeceased by her husband, Morris Hallford, and her parents Joseph and Ruby Debay; a sister, Myrna Bostic and a granddaughter, Reagan Webb.

She is survived by her children: Holly (David) Webb, Wendy Hallford, Misty (Ross) White, and Benjamin (Simi) Hallford; grandchildren: Solomon (Ericka) Wise, Aden Webb; Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Charissa White; John Kurth and Tillman Crawford; Lidia, Teo, and Ruby Hallford; nephew Scott (Delores) Bostic.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 2, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. at Hampton Park Baptist Church, with the memorial service to follow at 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Ministries (PO Box 2546 Greenville, SC 29602), the Scholarship Fund at Hampton Park Christian School (875 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609), or wherever the Lord leads.

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December 2, 2019

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Hampton Park Baptist Church
875 State Park Road
Greenville, SC 29609

Memorial Service
December 2, 2019

1:00 PM
Hampton Park Baptist Church
875 State Park Road
Greenville, SC 29609


Miracle Hill Ministries
PO Box 2546, Greenville SC 29602

Scholarship Fund at Hampton Park Christian School
875 State Park Road, Greenville SC 29609

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