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Marianne Lobdell Hatten

Marianne Lobdell Hatten passed away  Friday, September 19, 2008.

A family service will be held Monday at Georgetown Cemetery at 11 a.m. with Stringer Family Funeral in charge of arrangements.  Visitation will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Covenant Presbyterian Church at 1 pm. With a memorial service at 2:00.  Rev. Steve Burton and Rev. John M. Warren, Eutaw, Alabama, will preside at the service.

She was born on November 9, 1929 in Rosedale, Mississippi and attended Mississippi University for Women and graduated from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.

Marianne was preceded in death by her parents, John Venable Lobdell, Jr. and Annie Kitty Stewart Lobdell and her brothers John Stewart Lobdell and Seth Lewis Lobdell.

Marianne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a faithful and active member of her church.  She had attended North Park Presbyterian Church and was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church at the time of her death.  She spent many years in the choir and in local and foreign mission activities including the Natchez Children’s Home, Stewpot Community Services and foreign mission trips 14 months in Zaire, where they served in a missionary hospital in 1989 and 1990.

Marianne was an avid flower gardener with a special love for daylilies.  She also was accomplished in many artistic talents including sewing and cross-stitch.  She continued her father’s love of painting landscapes as she developed her talents with the Gaddis Group.

Mrs. Hatten is survived by her husband, Dr. James R. Hatten of St. Catherine’s Village, her daughter Cindy Smith of Jackson, daughter Kitty Fuller and husband Louis of Flowood, son Jim Hatten and wife Elisha of Jackson, son Richard Hatten and wife Jenny of Maryville, TN.  Also her grandchildren Richard Smith of Cimarron, New Mexico, Michael A. Smith of Brandon, John Fuller and wife Whitney of Nashville, TN, Katie Fuller and Tyler Fuller of Flowood, Andrew Hatten of Jackson, Leslie, Kristin and Benjamin Hatten of Maryville, TN.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Natchez Children’s Home or Stewpot Community Services of Jackson.