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Billie Trice Reeks Hatcher, 87

Billie Trice Reeks Hatcher, age 87, of Lebanon, Tenn., passed away March 10, 2009.  Funeral services were conducted Fri., March 13 from the Partlow Funeral Chapel, of Lebanon. Services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke and Frank Dudley with singing by Curry Dudley. Burial was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon.

Active pallbearers were Don Scott, John Bryan, Bill McDowell, Jimmy McDowell, Dr. Jeff Hazlewood, Anthony Linn, Charles Bone and Monty Mires. She is survived by her son Sam (Teresa) Hatcher; granddaughters Kalyn Shelly and Karah (Ryan) Sprouse; niece Margo Reeks Haizlip; nephew Bill Hansen; and sister-in-law Mrs. Sam A. Reeks, Jr. Her family also wishes to recognize special friends Saundra Shabazz, Pat Woody, Pauline Smith, Melissa Griffin and Tracy Webb — who provided such generous and tender care in her declining years. Mrs. Hatcher is preceded in death by her husband John Richard Hatcher, Jr.; son James Clair "Jimmy" Hatcher; brother Sam A. Reeks, Jr.; and sister Margaret Reeks Hansen. Born June 4, 1921 in Ashland City, the daughter of the late Sam A. and Nelle Trice Reeks, Mrs. Hatcher was a member of Lebanon’s College Hills Church of Christ and before that College Street Church of Christ. An alumnus of Cumberland University, for many years she was a retail associate in women’s fashions at Mary Lee’s Style Shop and later at Donna’s Fashion Boutique in Lebanon. Mrs. Hatcher was a renowned cook with a special reputation in the community for her homemade rolls. She was a member of her church’s Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Class and active in a number of other church programs and activities until she became unable to do so because of health issues some four years ago. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Jimmy Hatcher Scholarship at Cumberland University.