808 Ward Avenue, Caruthersville, Mo. 63830
(573) 333-2300

Bernice Laneal Hatch

Bernice Laneal Hatch was born in Greenfield, Arkansas on October 16, 1923. 

Departed this life in Pocahontas, Arkansas on October 28, 2018 at the age of 95. 

She was the daughter of the late Arkus Lyerly & Florence Ola Ainsworth Lyerly. 

Attended the Harrisburg, Arkansas schools. 

On July 6, 1951 in Caruthersville, Missouri she was united in marriage to Mr. Carlton Hatch. He preceded her in death on December 9, 1989. 

Bernice was a homemaker and enjoyed Arts & Crafts, Painting, Music, Reading & Writing. 

She was a longtime member of the Eastwood Memorial United Methodist Church. 


2 Children         –  Steve Hatch & his wife, Lin, of Pocahontas, Arkansas 

                                Tonya Hatch Wheeler and her husband, Thane, of Memphis, Tennessee. 

6 Grandchildren  –  Heath Boothby, Shaun Hatch, Todd Hatch, Tiffany Hatch Drumright, Allison Hatch and Cole Wheeler. 

7 Great Grandchildren  –  Logan Fisher, Addalyn Drumright, Olivia Drumright, Braxton McArthur, Lela Hatch, Dakota Hatch and Michaela Boothby. 

& a number of other relatives and many friends. 

Bernice was also preceded in death by 1 Son, Chris; 2 Sisters, Irene & Catherine, and 2 Brothers, Guy & Harold Lyerly. 

Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the H.S. Smith chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.  Interment was in Little Prairie Cemetery. 

Pall bearers:  Steve Hatch, Thames Wheeler, Cole Wheeler, Todd Hatch, Shaun Hatch, Heath Boothby 

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