Billy Bert Hatley. 74, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Caruthersville.
Born Dec. 10, 1930, in Holland, Mo., son of the late Bert and Ada Biggs Hatley, he was a welder and a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Caruthersville.
On June 20, 1957, he married Dorothy May Middleton, who preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 1988. He was also preceded in death by three children, James and Doris Elaine Hatley and Jerry Alan Hooper; three brothers, Willard, Dempsey and Shelby Hatley and one sister, Verna Hamm.
Survivors include six children, Michael Hatley, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Ronnie Hatley and wife, Linda, of Ripley, Tenn., and Billy Hatley, Tina Watkins and husband, Mike, Dennis Hatley and wife, Betty Ann and Gary Hatley and wife, Pam, all of Caruthersville; two daughters-in-law, Gloria Hatley, of Caruthersville and Martha Hooper, of Hayti, Mo.; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Temple Baptist Church in Caruthersville with the Rev. Jim Pilcher officiating.
Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Adam, Dennis and Larry Hatley, Lee Middleton, Bill Roy Hatley and Allen Yates.
John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.