Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Grace Barbee Hatley

Grace Barbee Hatley, 90, of Albemarle passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 in her home.  Her funeral service will be 2 PM on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church with Rev. Delane Burris and Rev. Stuart Noell officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Sunday evening at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 6 until 8 PM.

Born June 24, 1928 in Stanly County, NC she was the daughter of the late Matthew Barbee and Annie Herlocker Barbee.  She was a homemaker and a former employee of Knitsters and the Lutheran Home.  She was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hatley was preceded in death by her husband John Calvin Hatley.  Survivors include son John Hatley and wife Melanie of Salisbury, daughter Rita H. Wood of Albemarle, brother Jimmy Barbee of Albemarle, sisters Edna Gibson and Boots Lambert both of Albemarle, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted August 24, 2018 3:53 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Hatley family.

  • Karmon Buchanan Posted August 24, 2018 7:49 pm

    Rita i am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers

  • Michele Mills Posted August 24, 2018 9:36 pm

    Rita, I know your hearts will miss your Mother dearly, but, what a long and happy life God gave her! She was a beautiful person inside and out. Jesus and your Daddy will take good care of her. Love you! Prayers.

  • Thomas Reeves and Frankie Gale Harris Posted August 26, 2018 12:03 am

    Jimmy and Family We send our sincere condolences on the passing of your sister Grace. May God comfort each of you in the days ahead is our prayer.

  • Ana Posted September 5, 2018 6:27 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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