The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


April 15, 2013

Era Hatley

GREENVILLE — EMORY — Funeral service for Era “Lit” Hatley, 96, of Emory is at  2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Point. Rev. Jay Sikes and Rev. Ronnie Miller will

officiate. Interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery.  

Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory  is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hatley was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Point. Her parents were Manley Dawson and Mattie  Knox Ivie. She married Cleo Hatley in Rains County on March 8, 1947.

During her working career she worked for B&B Foods in Emory and for

Piggly Wiggly in Tawakoni.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Point all of her life.

Survivors include Helen and Jack Stone, niece and nephew of Emory; Pat Hatley, nephew of San Diego, Calif.; Carol and Ricky Scott, great-niece and nephew of Point; Wesley and Debbie Stone, great-nephew and niece of Emory; and great-great- and great-great-great-nieces and nephews include Kandi, Robert, Jordyn, Micah, Eli, Billy, Lexie, Kagen, Hatley, Sasha, Chris, Alex, Katelyn, Tim, April, Shelby, Sarah, Blake, Cheyenne, Elizabeth, Bryan and Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Jan. 20, 1990; one brother, Bud Ivie in April, 2002; one sister, Ima Borman in October 2011; and her twin sister, Eva (Biggie) Hatley in February 2004.

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