Mr. Garland Evans Hatfield, age 71, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 4, 2014, in Alta Vista Cemetery. The Rev. Clint Farr will officiate.
Mr. Hatfield was born on Nov. 11, 1942, in Hall County, Ga. He was the son of the late Garland H. Hatfield and Madge (Evans) Hatfield. He graduated from Gainesville High School Class of 1961. He served in the United States Navy
. He was employed with Lease-Neville as a draftsman. Mr. Hatfield was a member of Central Baptist Church. His favorite lifelong hobby was custom wood carving. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brothers, George Hatfield, Glendon Hatfield of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Jonny and Terri Hatfield of Gainesville; niece, Krystan Hatfield of Gainesville; nephew and wife, Matthew and Susan Hatfield of Fayetteville, N.C.; great-niece, Molly Hatfield, also of Fayetteville, N.C.; and niece, Erin Lee Hatfield of Clermont.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Salvation Army. 711 Dorsey St., Gainesville, GA 30501.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200 or online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.