Cora Hatchell
Cora Hatchell
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Obituary of Cora Hatchell

COLUMBIA:Funeral service for Cora Mae Wadford Hatchell, 85, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Faith Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Douglas M. Self and Major Richard L. Jones. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Gardner, Allen Faver, Ricky Headen, Cledie Brazzel, Scottie Hatchell and Jimmy Rabon. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p. m. Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Memorial Fund for Cora Mae Hatchell, c/o NBSC, #49, P.O. Box 1457, Columbia, SC 29202-9907. Mrs. Hatchell, widow of George W. Hatchell, was welcomed home with open arms by her Lord and Savior on January 23, 2011. Born in Sumter, SC, she was a daughter of the late Clem T. Wadford and Cora Isabelle Thames Wadford. She was retired from the Salvation Army where she and her husband were an intrical part contributing to its growth; she taught Sunday School for many years and wrote Christmas plays for her church. Mrs. Hatchell was a faithful servant to God and lived her life as such. She encouraged everyone she knew to find Christ, as did her late husband. The smile on her face, when she took her last breath, assured her family that she had been shown the way by her loving husband and mother, whom she adored so much. Surviving are her daughters, Jannie M. Corcoran (Bill), Georgianna Sanders (Gerald); her grandchildren who were the lights of her life, Billy Corcoran (Catherine), Katrina Gibson (Stacy), Christy Corcoran, Jannie Davis (Mark), Kelly Coleman (James), Gina Corcoran (Tony), Christian Drew (Jason), George W. ?Jimmy? Sanders, Gerald ?Spanky? Sanders and Elizabeth Sanders; her great grandchildren she was able to enjoy, and cherished, Trevor Corcoran, Nicholas ?Nicky? Corcoran, Reginald ?Ross? Nelson, Kristiana Nelson, Alexis Coleman, Ethan Coleman and MaKenna Berry; also one great great grandchild, Christopher. Mrs. Hatchell was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie James Hatchell, sisters, Margaret Hatchell and Jannie Williams; and brothers, Varnnie Wadford and John Wadford. Mrs. Hatchell was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by many more. As God?s faithful servant, she touched many lives and will continue to do so as her spirit lives on. We love you Mama and Grandma, and will miss you forever more, but know that you are with us in our hearts. Most importantly, we know that you are with our God, who you so loyally served. Family and friends may sign the on-line guest book at: (www.thompsonsfuneral.com)
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