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Ethel Louise Smith Hatcher

Ethel Louise Smith Hatcher, age 88, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015, in the Center on Aging and Health. Ethel was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Alfred and Nora Tapp Smith. She attended First Christian Church. Mrs. Hatcher was a homemaker most of her life, having worked at Southern Potteries and the Unaka Store, both formerly of Erwin.

In addition to parents, Ethel is preceded in death by her husband: Robert Hatcher Sr. on June 17, 2013.

Ethel has left behind to cherish her memories:
Son: Bobby Hatcher, Erwin
Grandchildren: Jennifer Beaulieu and husband Isaiah, Charlotte, NC
Robert Hatcher and wife Mallorie, Johnson City
Great-Grandchildren: Londyn Rose Hatcher
Nolan Duran Hatcher
Madison Reese Beaulieu
Colton Reid Beaulieu
Brother in law: David “Sonny” Hatcher and wife Lane, Winston-Salem, NC
George Hatcher, Erwin
Sister in law: Suzie Ann Hughes and husband Travis Erwin
Betty Frye and Husband, Gene, Erwin
Several nieces and nephews

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we remember and offer tribute to the life of Ethel Hatcher in a memorial committal service to be held in the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 14, 2015.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Ethel Smith Hatcher through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.