Dateline: March 30, 2006

Funeral services for J.W. Hatley, age 87, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2006, in the Church of Christ in Clarendon with Eddie Stegall, Minister, officiating. Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc.

Mr. Hatley died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Amarillo.  He was born January 20, 1919, in Brice, Texas, to John Walker Hatley and Artie Bains Hatley.  He was born and raised a resident of Brice/Lesly Community and attended school in Lakeview.  He married Estal Louise Clark on August 2, 1947, at Amarillo.  He was a World War II veteran in the US Army.  He was a farmer and rancher.  He has lived in Clarendon the past ten years.  He was a member of the Clarendon Church of Christ in Clarendon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estal Louise, on January 26, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Jaci McAnear of Clarendon and Tonda Gowdy of Amarillo; one son, Kirby Hatley of Clarendon; one sister, Joanna Haynes of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be to the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 364, Clarendon, Texas 79226-0364.

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