Lenna Lee Hughes Hatchett, 93, of the Bellview community west of Murphy, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in a Murphy care facility.
She was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County. She was a member of Bellview United Methodist Church. She loved working in the garden and was an excellent cook. Lenna’s greatest love was her family.
Lenna was born April 22, 1924, to the late Harvey Lee Hughes and Dixie Jane Brown Hughes. She was the wife of the late John Lofton Hatchett, Sr., who died April 7, 2002. She also was preceded in death by a son, Stephen P. Hatchett, and eight siblings.
Surviving are two daughters, Wanda Gay H. Ledford and husband L.B. of Brasstown, and Tammy H. Posey of Cumming, Ga.; a son, John Lofton Hatchett Jr. and wife, Ginger of Murphy; daughter-in-law, Marianne Hatchett; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Bellview United Methodist Church with lay minister Bill Hughes officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Larry Ledford, Tripp Ledford, John Posey III, Christopher Posey, Ian Terry and Jeff Fowler. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Anderson, Harry Hughes, Joe May, Jimmy Anderson and Perry Hughes.
The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Bellview United Methodist Church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in memory of Lenna Lee Hatchett to Bellview United Methodist Church, PO Box 1425, Murphy, NC 28906.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.