McMinnville resident and Douglas, Ga., native Edward Ronnie Hattaway, 83, was born Oct. 29, 1927 and died April 23 at Raintree Manor Nursing Home.
A retired employee of DeZurik, United States Army veteran of World War II, and member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Harvel Ellia and Lizzie Rebecca Hart Hattaway. He was married Sept. 25, 1947 to Aline Kirby Hattaway, who preceded him in death April 30, 2004.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Shirley Hattaway of Morrison, and Ricky and Sonmin Hattaway of Manchester; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Steve Melton of Mt. Juliet, Elizabeth and Jerry Denton of Quebeck, and Bonnie and Greg Deel of Morrison; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher and Jolene Melton, Michelle and Joshua Moore, Rhonda and Kyle Fisher, W2 Brandon Durham and Jenna, Jennifer Hattaway, Lisa Hattaway, Meagan and Rodney Evans and Joshua Denton; six great-grandchildren, Mariah and Nicholas Moore, Madisson and Mason Melton, and Ethan and Colton Evans; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Faye Hattaway, and Donny and Dorothy Hattaway both of Georgia; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Orbie Hardin, Oweeda Moore, Eleanor Joiner, and Nadine and Monroe Foster, all of Georgia, and Maregie and Emmett Griffin of Florida; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Faye Kirby of McMinnville, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Tuesday in High’s Chapel with Joshua Moore officiating. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery with full military honors administered by the American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 27, 2011