Charles Hatfield, 81, of Ransom, Ky., passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 5, 1927, in Ransom to the late Kern and Nancy Smith Hatfield. He is also preceded in death by his wife: Margaret Hatfield, two sisters: Vada Hatfield and Betty Jo Hatfield, and three brothers: Terry Hatfield, Carl Bud Hatfield and Pauldine Hatfield.
Charles was an electrician for Eastern Coal Company and an electrical/hydraulic instructor for Marrowbone Development, was a member of the UMWA, a member of the Matewan United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Charles is survived by two sons, Greg (Noveline) Hatfield of Peterstown, W.Va. and Charles Ray Chuck Hatfield of Buskirk, Ky.; five daughters, Theresa (Danny) Cassell of Toler, Ky., Debbie (Paul) Abshire of Canada, Ky., Sharon (George) Grimmett of Ransom, Annetta (Roddie) Swafford of Buskirk, Ky., and Nancy (Arthur) Kline of Toler; daughter-in-law, Jackie Hatfield of Ransom; three brothers, Conard Hatfield of Yadkinville, N.C., A. D. Hatfield of Beech Creek, W.Va., and Ed Thomas Hatfield of Ransom; five sisters, Helen Dotson of Tallahassee, Fl., Pauline Stewart of Climax, Ga., Lucille Pauley of Aurora, In., Dorothy Adkins of Danville, W.Va., and Rita Ann Meadows of Aurora, In.; sister-in-law, Mary Stafford of Ransom; fifteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sep. 3, at the First Baptist Church of Belfry with Ron Acord of the Matewan Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Alley Cemetery, Ransom, with his sons-in-law serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be at 6p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Belfry.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.