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Fannie Bell (Hatley) Hathcock

October 20, 1929 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 90)


Fannie Bell Hathcock, 90, of Locust, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, peacefully at her home.

Fannie was born October 20, 1929 in Stanly County, North Carolina to the late John Moore Hatley and Julia Ann Barbee Hatley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby C. Hathcock, brother, John Hatley; and sisters, Gatha Hatley, Helen Linker, Jamie Griffin, Ramelle Hatley and Pauline Hartsell.

The family will hold a graveside service at Locust Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 3:30 pm Friday, March 20, 2020, officiated by Rev. Ardy Skidmore.

Survivors include daughters, Janna (Nollie) Pressley of Midland, Marla (Michael) Ferris of Albemarle, and Joan (Scott) Hall of Locust, and son Bobby A. Hathcock of Charlotte. Also grandchildren Cameron (Chely) Pressley, Ben Pressley, Lilly Hall, Evan Ferris, Jill Barrier and Kevin (Ashlyn) Pressley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fannie affected many people during her life, as she was devoted to her church, her community and her family. She was a member of the Locust Presbyterian Church since 1943, always in attendance whenever she could and she participated in many activities and programs of the church, always willing to help out. She was equally active in her community. She worked as a Teacher's Assistant for many years at Locust Elementary School, and was fondly remembered by former co-workers and students over the years who often thanked her for her kindness and commitment to education. She also volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels when she retired and assisted in many other community events. She was very close to all of her neighbors as well, always interested in their well-being and offering help to anyone who needed it. Most of all, she was dedicated to family. She loved her husband, Bob, and her children and she worked hard to make their lives and their home better. And she absolutely adored her grandchildren. They were the light of her life. Her love of family extended to all of her relatives - her mother and father, her brother and her sisters, distant members, new members, young and old. They were all a great joy to her and she never hesitated to show her love for them.

Memorials may be made to Locust Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 277, Locust, NC 28097 or Hospice of Stanly County and The Uwharrie, 960 North First St, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Hathcock family.

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Graveside Service
March 20, 2020

3:30 PM
Locust Presbyterian Cemetery
607 W. Main St.
Locust, NC 28097

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