James Carl Hatten (1921 - 2015)

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James Carl Hatten, 93, Grampian, passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept. 8, 2015, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
Born Sept. 11, 1921, in Chestnut Grove, he was the son of Robert and Rhoda (Pierce) Hatten.
Mr. Hatten had first worked for Clarence Thomas Coal Mining Company as a heavy equipment operator, then was the co-owner of K & H Coal Company and finally up to his retirement owned the Hatten Mining Company.
He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II where he served in the Asiatic/Pacific Theater, was wounded and received the Purple Heart.
He was also a member of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church in Grampian.
On Jan. 11, 1941, he wed the former Martha Winifred Danvir, who preceded him in death April 8, 1995.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Deloris Hatten; a grandson, James "Jim" Hatten; and 10 brothers and sisters: Ida, Clyde, Andrew, Betty, Lester, Jessie, Arvella, Bertha, Beulah and Margaret. He was the last member of his generation.
Surviving are six children: Norman E. Hatten Sr. and wife, Sandy; JoAnne Nelen and Judy McCombs and husband, Edward, all of Irishtown; James "Terry" Hatten and wife, Tammy, of Curwensville; Patricia Litz and husband, Mounty, of Spring Mills; and Karen Hatten of Clearfield. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville, when the procession will depart for the cemetery.Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in the chapel of St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Grampian with the Rev. Fr. Mark J. Mastrian officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to either the Clearfield County SPCA, 275 21st St., Clearfield, PA 16830 or any veterans help group or veteran's organization.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express from Sept. 10 to Sept. 11, 2015
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