Merle Gossett Hatfield

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Merle Gossett Hatfield, 69, of Panama City, Fla., and formerly of Hoover, Ala., passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.

She was the wife of the late Sam B. Hatfield Sr. and the daughter of the late Cyrus M. and Gladys C. Gossett.

Survivors include her four-legged companion, Winston; four children, Terri Laine Klingner (Patrick) of Redondo Beach, Calif., Sam Hatfield Jr. (Rhonda) of Panama City, Fla., Kellye Naro (John) of Hoover, Ala., and Chris Hatfield (Ginger) of Hoover, Ala.; and seven grandchildren, Jared Carlisle of New York City, Alayna and Felicia Naro, Hays, Addison, Griffin and Ethan Hatfield, all of Hoover, Ala.

As wife, mom, and grandma, she was the maypole around which her family danced; as Merle, she was smart and unselfish, full of grace. She loved and was loved by many.

A celebration of Merle's life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at her home, 5129 N. Lakewood Drive, Panama City, 850-872-8916.

Instead of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Covenant Hospice of Panama City, Fla.

Mom, we love you and miss you lots! Godspeed!

Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com.

Southerland Family
Funeral Homes
100 E. 19th St.
Panama City, Fla. 32405
850-785-8532
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Panama City, FL 32405
850-785-8532
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