AUGUSTA, Ga. - Catherine Moye Hatcher passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, July 18, 2002. Born in Augusta, she was the daughter of Edward Lee Moye and Jessie Johnson Moye and the widow of the late Lawton Greene Hatcher. A memorial service will be held at Lakemont Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Monday with the family receiving visitors afterwards in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be privately at the Mercer Family Cemetery, Harlem, Georgia. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Catherine and Larry Bentley of Stone Mountain; and her son and daughter-in-law, William and Jenkie Hatcher of Augusta. She had five grandchildren, Susan Bentley Coley, David Lawton Bentley, Stephen Dennis Bentley, Anna Hatcher Hitchcock and John Mark Hatcher. She also had three great-grandchildren. Born Dec. 22, 1907 in Augusta, she was the eldest of eight siblings. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Ben Moye and Elizabeth Huzvar of Columbia, S.C. and Margaret Merry and Charles Moye of Augusta. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia, she went on to receive a Masters degree. She attended Tulane University concentrating on social work. Later she worked for the Juvenile Court of Richmond County and The Department of Family and Childrens Services. While a social studies teacher at Langford Jr. High, her peers remember her dedication to her students. She challenged them intellectually while remaining down to earth and always retaining a sense of humor. She was an active member of the American Association of University Women, the Retired Teachers Association of Richmond County and Trinity On The Hill Methodist Church. Recently she attended Lakemont Presbyterian Church with her son and family. Catherine and Lawton, who celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1984, were avid world travelers. Her hobbies included gardening, reading, painting, sewing and handicrafts. Her love for friends and family was well known. Her giving nature and concern for others was an inspiration to all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Lakemont Presbyterian Church. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy. 78, Harlem, Ga.
The Augusta Chronicle July 21, 2002