Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Betty West Hatley

Betty West Hatley, 87, of New London, passed away May 1, 2018 in CHS- Stanly.  Her funeral will be 10 AM Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Carpenter officiating.  Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care.

Born January 22, 1931 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late George West and Eunice Morris West.  She was a retired Math teacher and member of Main Street United Methodist Church. She was a 1951 graduate of Wake Forest University. She loved sports and spending time with her grandchildren and visiting friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Wesley Hatley in 1996. She is survived by her sons Wes Hatley and wife Marsha of Albemarle and Jamie Hatley and wife Christy of New London, and grandchildren Tyler, Lindsey and Autumn.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Family Life Center, Main Street United Methodist Church, PO Box 1255, Albemarle, NC 28002.



  • Billy Mills Posted May 2, 2018 3:41 pm

    Mrs Hatley you Caused me to become a Teacher !
    You touched many young Lives because you were more than a math teacher. Your love and preparation made me better than I ever dreamed I could be.

  • Gail Tucker OConnor Posted May 2, 2018 4:03 pm

    Ms Hatley was not only my teacher she was my friend when I needed a friend most. I know her family will miss her greatly. My prayers are with her family and friends.

  • Linda Burleson Posted May 2, 2018 4:06 pm

    Mrs .Betty was a very sweet and carrying person.

  • Janice Smith Posted May 2, 2018 4:52 pm

    My father T.A. Mauldin and Joe were best of friends. My father died in 1995 and Joe in 1996. I temember Betty and her kindness. Sorry for your loss. She was a very special person. I remember her fondly.and enjoyed the times I saw her during the years past.

  • Paula Shaver Hays Posted May 2, 2018 6:34 pm

    Mrs. Hatley was my favorite math teacher.
    She always cared about her students and made math fun. God Bless the family.

  • Robert Foley (Bobby) Posted May 2, 2018 11:50 pm

    Mrs Hatley was the best math teacher and friend God bless the family

  • Donna Poplin Lewellen Posted May 3, 2018 8:31 am

    Mrs. Hatley was not only my teacher but also someone I could talk to. She saved me in school. God Bless! Her.

  • Matoka Snuggs Posted May 3, 2018 11:07 am

    Mrs. Hatley was a wonderful teacher and a lovely person! I will miss giving her a hug at church when I am in town. My prayers for the family.

  • Jennifer Pion Upright Posted May 3, 2018 12:00 pm

    Mrs. Hatley you will be missed you were one of my favorite teachers , you were more than a teacher to me you were always there if I needed anything. My prayers are with your family.

  • Elizabeth Smith Ward Posted May 4, 2018 12:26 pm

    Wonderful lady and great math teacher. She taught me at Badin School.
    Sympathy to family and friends.

  • Oron & Jane C. Huneycutt Posted May 4, 2018 4:00 pm

    Mrs. Hatley was my favorite math teacher. We were happy to be in any of her classes. She was the ideal teacher who made learning fun. Our prayers for her family.

  • Ana Posted May 8, 2018 1:21 pm

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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