Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rose Marie Hatcher

Rose Marie Hatcher, age 89, of Beckley, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, following a long illness.

Born Sept. 2, 1919, at Pineville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Sam Bell and Cora Sizemore Bell.

Mrs. Hatcher was a homemaker who loved to cook, quilt and do gardening. She attended the Cranberry Baptist Church at Cranberry, W.Va.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Hatcher, in 1983; by her husband, George Hatcher, in 1994; by three sisters, Hazel Lester, Laura Lester and Ellie Blevins; by three brothers, Sam, Ray and Charley Bell; and two infant brothers also preceded her in death, Robert and Jessie Bell.

Survivors include a son, Gene Hatcher of Charleston, W.Va.; a daughter, Lois Peelish and husband, Steve, of Beckley, W.Va.; a son, Dean Hatcher of Oak Island, N.C.; a daughter, Linda Gibbins and husband, Tom, of LaGrange, Ky.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive; three sisters, Gracie Bolen of Rhodell, W.Va., Ruby Garrison of Chicago, Ill., Nellie Thompson and husband, Bruce, of Corinne, W.Va.; one brother, Lawrence Bell and wife, Mary, of Doyles Town, Ohio; special friends, Troy and Charlotte Martin of Beckley, W.Va., Diana Mullins of McGraw, W.Va., the Rev. and Mrs. Roger Pauley of the Cranberry Baptist Church; and also the youth director from the church, Greg Dowdy.

Graveside rites will be conducted at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Beckley 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, with Pastor Roger Pauley officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Friends may call 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley.

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