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Stephen Hatcher

SoVaNow.com / January 22, 2013
Stephen Vincent Hatcher, 45, of Chase City, entered eternal rest Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Community Memorial Healthcenter.

Mr. Hatcher was born in Chase City, on March 29, 1967, son of Winthy Hatcher Jr. and the late Evelyn Deloris. He received his education in the Mecklenburg County Public School System. Mr. Hatcher was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Chase City where he served as a member of the Usher Board. He was employed with Burlington Industries for several years and then Lewis Tree Service until his health began to fail. Following in his father’s footsteps he joined the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department where he served over five years. Stephen was well known in the community as DJ Magic for playing music at local gatherings and for the Kids Night Out at the YMCA.

He was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn Deloris Hatcher, paternal grandparents Winthy Sr. and Julia Hatcher; maternal grandparents Harvey and Clara Watkins Harper Thomas, two aunts and four uncles.

Cherishing his memories are his wife, Peggy Hatcher of Chase City, three children Stephen Donte Hatcher of Chase City Sean Vincent Hatcher, and Madisyn Grace Hatcher both of Keysville, one grandchild, Ja’Kiah Walker of Chase City, his father Winthy Hatcher Jr. of Chase City, one brother, Harvey Hatcher of Clarksville, two aunts; three uncles; father and mother-in-law; one sister-in-law; two brother-in-law, and a vast number of other loving relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Ricky A. Lee, delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in Thyne Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Viewing will be Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com

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