Family-Placed Death Notice
HATCHER, Thurmon Thurmon J. Hatcher, "T.J.", age 87, of Mableton died October 23, 2008. A U. S. Army Medical Corp. Veteran of WWII, he is a 1949 graduate of UGA receiving his M. Ed. from Peabody College in Nashville, TN and his S. Ed. from Georgia State University in Atlanta. In 1949 he began his career teaching Vocational Agriculture at Powder Springs High School. He taught at South Cobb High School from 1952 until 1959 when he became Principal of Mableton Elementary School. In 1965 he was the founding Principal of Floyd Junior High. He returned to South Cobb High School in 1971 as Principal. In 1977 he moved to McEachern High School from where he retired in 1982. An active member of the Wesley Sunday School Class at Bethany United Methodist Church, he was a member of the Cobb County Retired Educators Association. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Eloise Gibson Hatcher; son, Dan and wife, Nanci Hatcher of Douglasville; daughter, Faye and husband Bill Fron of Cedartown; grandchildren, Emily and Chad Black, Julie and Patrick Holland, Brian and Suzanne Aultman, Elizabeth and Jared Barfield, Barry Aultman, Bill and Becky Fron, David Fron and nine great-grandchildren; brother, William N. Hatcher of Albany; sisters, Verna Martin of Florida and Yvonne Mason of Oak Ridge, TN. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 pm Sunday at Gene Davis-White Columns Chapel in Mableton. A private committal service will be followed by a Memorial Celebration at Bethany United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm on Monday. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The National MS Society, 1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite E101, Atlanta, GA 30338 or Bethany United Methodist Church, 760 Hurt Road, Smyrna, GA 30082. "TO TEACH IS TO TOUCH A LIFE FOREVER" is his legacy.