Obituary of Lois Hawthorne Hatch

Contributed by Jeanette Corcoran

Transcribed by Katherine Ricker

Lois Hawthorne Hatch obit


Pink Hill—Lois Hawthorne Hatch, 74, of  205 West Macon Street, died Thursday 
afternoon in an accident that also took the life of her daughter, Bettye H. Whaley 
of Beulaville and her daughter-in-law Rachel Smith Hatch of Pink Hill.   She was 
a member of the Pink Hill United Methodist Church, a member of the United 
Methodist Women, a Sunday School teacher, and was for years a substitute 
teacher at Pink Hill Elementary School.  She was a devoted wife, mother, 
grandmother and friend.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the 
chapel of Pink Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. John Andrews officiating.  Burial 
will follow in Oak Ridge Memorial Park.  Survivors include her husband, Manly 
O. Hatch of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and John Smith, MD of 
Clinton; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sara Hatch of Pine Knoll Shores, and 
a son, James “Mike” Hatch of Pink Hill; a son-in-law, Danny Lewis Whaley of 
Beulaville; her mother, Ethel Hawthorne of Donalds, SC three sisters, Agnes 
Lattimer of Donalds, SC, Dora Hewett of Florence, SC, and Mae Bowie of Due 
West, SC; two brothers, Carroll Hawthorne of Donalds, SC, and William 
Hawthorne of Abbeville, SC; nine grandchildren: Chris, Kim, and Ben Whaley of 
Beulaville; Melanie and James Hatch of Pink Hill; and Kelly, Beth, Amanda and 
Jackie Smith of Clinton.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday 
at Pink Hill Funeral Home, and, other times at the home of her son, James 
“Mike” Hatch, 241 East NC 11, Pink Hill.  Memorial gifts may be made to Pink 
Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Pink Hill, NC 28572.  (Pd. Obit)

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