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NEWPORT NEWS - Frances Hudgins Hatchett, 95, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.
Mrs. Hatchett was committed to God, her husband, and her family. She was a longtime member of Parkview United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hatchett was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 66 years, Henry.
Survivors include her sons, Ronnie J. Hatchett Sr. of Newport News, Barry Hatchett and his wife, Patsy of Goochland, David Hatchett and his wife, Linda of Yorktown; sister-in-law, Virginia Hatchett Watkins of Barboursville; grandchildren, Ronnie Hatchett Jr., Stephen Hatchett, Travis Hatchett, Cabell Hatchett; great-grandchildren, Julie, T.J., Eliza, and Charlie.
The family would like to express their gratitude to her special caretakers Mary, Sandra, and Brittany.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Parkview United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carla Stearns and Chaplain David Lekarczyk officiating, with burial following at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Parkview United Methodist Church, 912 Briarfield Road Newport News, VA 23605.
Arrangements in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2011.
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January 23, 2012
Growing up with the Hatchett boys I spent a lot of time in their home. Mrs. Hatchett was one of the kindest ladies I ever knew. She and Mr. Hatchett were such a nice couple. I will always remember her and her gentle quiet manner. My thoughts and prayers are with ronnie, Barry, David and their families.
Ronald Smith
December 27, 2011
Ronnie and family members, we were sorry to learn of your mother's death through Bennie's hunt club message tonight after 9 P.M. God had blessed her with a long life. "Absent from the body and present with the Lord."
We will be praying for all of you. One of your hunting buddies, Sonny Roscopf and wife, Bernice
Sonny and Bernice Roscopf
December 27, 2011
To the family and loved ones of Frances,
Everyone at Hudgins Contracting Corp would like to send you their condolences during this difficult time. Many of us were at Lester's Memorial Service and heard the story of the double first cousins and it got a chuckle from most everyone... during this difficult time continue to remember all the good times and hopefully that will make it a little easier to get through... may HIS love and mercy be with you all...
Hudgins Contracting Corp Employees
December 27, 2011
David,Barry,and Ronnie,
I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing.While she had a good,full life I'm sure,the loss of one so dear is difficult.Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joe Wingo
December 26, 2011
Ronnie,Barry,&David,Iknow this is a very hard time in your livesand I'm so sorry.Be sure that she has gone to a better place.John Seymour
December 26, 2011
Dear Cousins, Please know that Frances was loved very much by all of us, and she will be missed. You have my deepest sympathies on your loss. I feel sure Lester was waiting to greet her, and they had a wonderful pain-free reunion of their own. Much love, Marsha, Jennifer and Ashton.
December 25, 2011
Ronnie, David, and Barry, I enjoyed my time getting to know your mom over the past years and i am very sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful woman. Shea.
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