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Mr. James Aubrey "Jimmy" Hatfield, 61, of Dalton, departed this life Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was born Jan. 5, 1956, in Huntsville, Tenn., a son of the late Tommy and Bernetta Bowling Hatfield. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jeffrey and Ronnie Hatfield; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest and Bertha Long; and a brother-in-law, Mike Townsend.
Jimmy was formerly employed at Industrial Bearing and was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church. Jimmy loved woodworking and spending time outdoors.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nelda Long Hatfield of the residence; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Timothy Hulsey; grandson, Ethan Hulsey; special nieces, Danyell and Charles Boyd; great-niece, Heather Boyd, all of Dalton; cousin, Chester Bullock of Ranger; brother and sister-in-law, Arvil and Pat Hatfield of Chatsworth; sisters, Kathy Ray of Sugar Valley and Karen and Mark Toles of Armuchee; sisters-in-law, Brenda and Ed Guinn of Cleveland, Tenn., and Dianne and Tom Ballew of Ellijay; uncle, Gene and Brenda Bowling of Huntsville, Tenn.; aunt, Geneva Wright of Muncie, Ind.; several other cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Mr. James. A. "Jimmy" Hatfield will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Dwanie Shadix and Dr. Randy Postell officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Ballew Memorial Family Cemetery in Ellijay with Chuck Guinn, Eddie Guinn, Tom Ballew, Jason Lowery, Charlie Boyd and Matt Bailey serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5 until 9 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Wednesday until the service hour.
Arrangements are being conducted by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.
Published on May 29, 2017
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