Fanny Hollowell Hatch

Fanny Hollowell Hatch

July 16, 94,

Fanny Lou Hollowell Hatch, 94, died Thursday, July 16. She was previously a resident of Kitty Askins Hospice Center and the Brookdale Country Day Road Assisted Living facility in Goldsboro,

Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Goldsboro. A private burial service will follow at Wayne Memorial Park near Dudley with the Rev. Dr. Lonnie Darnell officiating. Participants are asked to wear face coverings and follow social-distancing protective measures.

Mrs. Hatch was born in Wayne County on June 2, 1926. She was a graduate of Grantham High School and Mrs. Crumpler’s Secretarial School. After working in the banking field, she was employed by the City of Goldsboro as a payroll and records clerk for 25 years before her retirement.

She had been active in the Wayne County chapter of the AARP and the Wayne County Republican Party, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro.

Mrs. Hatch is survived by two daughters, Rita Nye (husband Bill) of Winston-Salem and Betty Patterson (husband Dennis) of Knightdale, and three grandchildren, Katie Minton, Allan Minton and John Patterson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter S. Hatch, and her mother, Katie B. Hollowell.

The family is grateful for the care she received from the staff of Smithfield Manor Nursing and Rehab Center, 3HC Hospice and Brookdale Country Day Road. Special thanks go to long-time friends Bess Cloer and Pat Graham, former companion Dorothy Langston, and to Ann Fiddler and the many First Presbyterian Church members who visited Mrs. Hatch and provided extra care in recent years.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to 3HC Hospice Center, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534, are appreciated.

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