Elsie Hatch Obituary – Dec. 23, 1938 – April 17, 2021


Elsie O’Lear Harmon Hatch, 82 Years, 3 Months, 25 Days, departed this life on April 17, 2021 in Adamsville. Services were held on April 21, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Sam Pace officiating. Burial followed in the Good Hope Cemetery at Adamsville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
She was born Dec. 23, 1938 in Hillsville, Va., the daughter of the late William Early and Gracie Nuckolls Shockley Harmon.
She was united in marriage to David Hatch on Dec. 13, 1962.
She was a 1957 graduate of Woodlawn High School in Hillsville, Va. She served her Country honorably in the United States Navy WAVES program from Dec. 1, 1958 until Nov. 30, 1962. She was one of the original employees of the Selmer Wal-Mart in the late 1970s and worked for McNairy County General Hospital from the early 1980s until 2000 in Dietary and Environmental Services and as a Nurses’ Aide. She attended the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Crump in the late 1980s, studying Office Administration. Solving word search puzzles, watching old movies, Westerns, and Channel 5 wrestling, looking at old cars and drinking her morning coffee were her favorite pastimes. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church when she lived in Selmer and later joined the Good Hope Baptist Church after moving to Adamsville.
She is survived by her husband David Hatch of Selmer; two sons, Bill (Mary Ellen) Hatch of Hernando, Miss., and Tim Hatch of Finger; four grandchildren, Sam Hatch of Grand Rapids, Mich., Molly Hatch of Memphis, Ben (Erika) Hatch of New Orleans, La., and Madison Hatch of Finger; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; several siblings; and a niece, Melia Harmon.