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November 27, 1929 - April 10, 2018

Burial Date: April 16, 2018

On Monday, April 16 at 7:00 pm there will be a “Service of Remembrance” in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Adam Justice of the United Methodist Temple will be officiating. The family is receiving friends at 5:00pm.

Arthur R. Hatfield

On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, our most cherished, Arthur Ray Hatfield passed at the Veterans Area Medical Center. In his 87th year, Arthur’s health has been seriously declining since January of this year.

One of four children, Arthur was born on November 27th, 1929, at Justice, West Virginia. He was the son of Arthur and Dixie Stone Hatfield. In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his brother, James Blake Hatfield and his sister, Edna Lou Viars. He is the fond brother of Greta Hatfield of Seattle, Washington.

Arthur’s childhood was spent at Justice, where he graduated from Gilbert High School, Class of 1947. He was a proud veteran of the US Army, having served in the Korean War.

Arthur was a self- made man. He owned and operated for many years, H &H Crane Company. He will be remembered for his honesty, integrity and high work ethic. He operated his business well into his eighties. Arthur was a faithful member of the United Methodist Temple.

In February of 1967, he married Jeanne Miller. Arthur and Jeanne made their home in the Sand Branch community. In 1974, Arthur and Jeanne were fortunate to adopt shortly after his birth, their only son, Shawn Arthur Hatfield. He was the light of their life and worked along -side Arthur in the family business. This past January 8th, Shawn passed away following a short battle with cancer. It seemed after Shawn’s passing, Arthur who was battling cancer himself begin to give up the fight, and now, “Oh Glad Reunion,” for father and son.

In addition to Jeanne, those left to cherish the memory of our dear Arthur is his only granddaughter, Tashawna Hatfield and her son, Sawyer Abrams. Arthur also leaves a large extended family on Jeanne’s side the Millers; along with many friends.

On Monday, April 16 at 7:00 pm there will be a “Service of Remembrance” in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Adam Justice of the United Methodist Temple will be officiating. The family is receiving friends at 5:00pm.