He was born Nov. 23, 1933. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a retired operator for Bethlehem Steel Company of Buffalo.
He also served in the United States
Army. He was a former
member of the Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church of Grove Hill.
Survivors include four sons, Charles Hatten, Dennis Hatten, Randy Hatten, Bruce Hatten; five daughters, Latoya Hatten, Debra Hatten, Vanessa Hatten, Sandra Hatten, Tara Hatten, all of Buffalo, N.Y.; one brother, Nesby England, Grove Hill; two sisters, Mary (Columbus) Jones, Grove Hill, Laura Williams, Mt. Vernon; one sister-in-law, Nettie England, Winn; 14 grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 9 at 12 noon until the 1 p.m. service at Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church of Grove Hill. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Cory Pruitt to officiate. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.