Arthur Ulysses Hathorn Sr.

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    - Melissa Craven
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    - Gina Ledet
  • "Art Hathorn was a wonderful man and was a dear friend to me..."
    - Elizabeth Sellers
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    - Colonel Robert Meadows
  • "A true friend and mentor. He made a difference in my life...."
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The funeral service for Mr. Arthur Ulysses Hathorn Sr., 84, will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2015, at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs with the Reverend Kevin McDade officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 1 - 3 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015, at noon at Alabama Heritage Cemetery in Montgomery. Mr. Hathorn died Monday, August 10, 2015, in Anniston following a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Nancy (Wilson) Hathorn; his son, Art Hathorn Jr. and his wife Toni Triggs Hathorn; his daughter, Cathy Ballant and her husband, Terry Ballant; his granddaughter Hillary Ballant Ryan and her husband, Andrew Ryan; his granddaughter Mallory Ballant Krothapalli and her husband, Peter Krothapalli; two great-grandchildren Catherine and Wilson Ryan; sister, Peggy Corban and her husband, Magruder Corban; three nieces, Karen, Margaret and Christine; one nephew, Eric and many close friends. Mr. Hathorn was born in Mendenhall, Miss. and raised in Biloxi, Miss., the son of Fleet Cooper Hathorn and Jewell Palmer Hathorn. He graduated from Biloxi High School in 1950. He met his wife, Nancy Wilson, at Biloxi High School and they were married in 1951 in Biloxi. Drafted into the Army soon after marriage, he was selected for Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Georgia. Following his tour in the Army, he worked for a short time at American National Insurance Company before returning to military service. He and his family moved to Montgomery where he joined the Alabama National Guard. In the Alabama National Guard he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel. While commanding Recruiting for the Alabama Guard he received numerous awards for building the Guard strength to one of the highest in the nation. He traveled throughout the country giving promotional speeches and seminars on how to build a successful program for the National Guard. LTC Hathorn made many lifelong friends from around the United States in these travels and would host a reunion every year at his lake house. Upon military retirement, Mr. Hathorn became a business partner in Super Trooper Inc, a military uniform store. In 1980, he left and became a partner with his son in The Supply Room, where he continued to work until his death at 84. He not only took pride in his business, but truly relished the friends he made during his time in business. Arthur U. Hathorn Sr. loved the time that he spent with his family at the beach and his lake house, boating and celebrating holidays. He loved every time football season would begin as a true University of Alabama Fan. He was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather. He truly had 84 years of blessings and his presence will surely be missed. Online condolences may be made to the family at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256-231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 12, 2015