Deacon Herman Hatcher, Sr.,84, of Jesup, Ga. passed away on July 31, 2014 at Southeast Ga. Healthcare System-Brunswick Campus following a brief illness. He was born on January 24, 1930 to the late, Ed and Violet Hatcher in Havanna, Fl. Herman received his education in the public schools of Havanna, Fl. He was a devoted deacon and member of Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Franklin D. Mincey. Deacon Hatcher was employed as a Nursing Anesthesia Tech with both Wayne Memorial Hospital and Brunswick Hospital for many years until he retired. He served on the Board of Health Department as well as the NAACP President of Wayne County. Herman loved people and would do whatever he could to help anyone in need. He enjoyed traveling and pending time with his family and friends and his kind and loving spirit will be sorely missed among everyone that knew him. Herman was the loving husband of the late, Eliza Edwards Hatcher and to this union of (65) years five wonderful children were born. He was preceded in death by both parents, his loving wife, Eliza Edwards Hatcher, a son, James Carl Hatcher, a daughter, Violet Hatcher, his siblings, James C. Hatcher, Theodore Hatcher, Annie Mae Hatcher Chaney, Catherine Hatcher and Edna Mae Hatcher. Herman was the last surviving child of his parents.
Those left to cherish his memory: his children, Earnestine (Xavier) Yarn, Syracuse, NY, Gloria (Lewis) Webb, Kansas City, Missouri and Herman (Evoyne) Hatcher, Jr., Jesup, Ga.; a sister in-law, Earnestine Hatcher, Detroit, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Malesia (Eric) Dunn, Avery Yarn, Sr., Christie Yarn, Anitra (Ulyesses) Grant, Marshela Webb, Christopher Hatcher, Consuela Hatcher and Malcolm Hatcher; (18) great grandchildren, his adopted Brock Family, a close friend, Brenda Jackson, Brunswick, Ga. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church, 401 N. Pine Street, Jesup, Ga. 31545 Interment in Jesup City Cemetery.