Whitesburg KY

Hatton reunion draws crowd


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. This has been a good week for me.

I had lunch one day with my brothers, John and Jack Howard, and I really enjoyed it a lot. I don’t think we had ever done it before. We will have to do it again soon.

It was good seeing one of our Marlowe friends, Ralph Brown, a son of the late Dewey and Martha Brown, on TV. He was the Reserve chairman and was giving awards to the National Guard. We all thought the Browns were the smartest people there. Don’t tell the two Roland Browns (father and son) I said that.

My son Rob Hatton came in and spent the night with me before all my sons left to go to the races.

My grandson Chris Hatton had a four-wheeler wreck up on the hill behind his house. He had to have leg surgery, but he went to the races with his dad, Larry, and his uncles. I hope he enjoys himself and feels okay. He didn’t want to miss the races. They go every year.

I enjoyed talking to Alvani Shepherd the other day. I hadn’t talked to her in awhile.

My niece Robin Tyree has had knee surgery on both of her legs in Pikeville Hospital and seems to be doing well. She’s needed it for a long time, and I’m glad she had it.

It was good seeing my real good friend Gary Joe Bennett and his wife at Walmart the other day. I’m always glad to see his smiling face and I love to hear him sing and play his guitar.

I went to the Hatton reunion at Cowan Community Center on Saturday and really enjoyed seeing everyone. There was a large crowd; there are a lot of Hattons, and they come from everywhere.

It was good seeing Alberta and Jerry Barker and their children; Fleta Mae Brown and her son Bruce Brown, and her daughter Margaret and her husband; my niece Betty Joe Hatton and her pretty granddaughter. I hadn’t seen her in many years. She lives in Tennessee.

It was good seeing Myrel Landrum and his girlfriend, who I think will be his wife before long. She seemed real nice and he said she was a good cook.

Chester Lee Hatton and his wife Ruth were there. They have been married 50 years.

I was so glad Elzie Ray Hatton got to come. His wife Irene wasn’t able to come, but Elzie Ray took lots of pictures. I’ll probably get to see them. He’s good at sending me pictures. He’s my buddy!

Joyce (Hatton) Buccanon and her daughter were there. I didn’t tell Joyce, but she was even prettier than she was in high school. She wanted me to tell my son Rob hello for her.

Charles and Effie Hatton were there with a very pretty little granddaughter; two of Larry Van Hatton’s brothers, Jamie and Clyde Hatton, and their wives were there. Larry was sick and didn’t get to come. I know he was sorry to miss. He always came

I’ve made a mistake naming names. There were so many, I know I would leave some out. But I sure was pleased to see everyone.

Roy Wayne Brown and his wife Lisa were there taking pictures of everyone and having fun. I’ll probably be seeing some of them (I hope). They are good friends and everyone loves them.

Jerry Barker and Chris Caudill and some of the other men did a great job on the grill. They worked hard and it was so good! We appreciated all the good food. There was enough to feed a small army.

I had a great time! We also had some music from some boys I didn’t know, but they were real good. I enjoyed everything, especially the friendly people.

I talked to both the Roland Browns. They sound exactly the same. The dad is coming to see me soon to get a picture of his dad, the late Dewey Brown, I had put in The Eagle.

I do want to mention Vickie (Hatton) Underwood and her husband of Cary, Oh., and Bill Hatton and his wife, who, I think, live in Tiffin, Oh. Bill Hatton is the son of the late Mae and Ernie Hatton. They lived in Whitco.

I wish I could name everyone. There were a lot of them. I didn’t know their names. I didn’t especially know them, only their families. They had been gone a long time, but I sure enjoyed seeing all of them.

I just heard that Larry Van Hatton of North Vernon, Ind., is having health problems and needs everyone’s prayers.

Our church, Whitco Pentecostal, had a meatloaf dinner and it did really well. We want to thank everyone who helped out. The workers worked hard and the food was really good. We have a good church.

We still have lots of people who need prayer, Sonia Fields, Dorthy Miles, Shirley Niece and her husband Carfa Niece.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.

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