Kenneth R. Hatchett, 48, of Magnolia, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born July 4, 1964, in Columbia County, son of the late Percy Hatchett and the late Lonnie (Hunter) Bates.

At a young age, he joined Galilee Baptist Church in Magnolia and served faithfully as an usher there until he moved to El Dorado, and joined with the Zion Watch Baptist Church.

Kenneth is predeceased by his parents, Percy Hatchett and Lonnie B. Hunter Bates.

He is survived by five sisters, Yvonne Ellis, Shirley Green, Sandra Paschal, and Flossie Paschal of Magnolia, and Faye Roby of Rockford, Ill.; and one brother, James Bates of Magnolia.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at A.C. Henderson Memorial Chapel in Magnolia with Rev. Donald Dredd of El Dorado officiating. Burial will follow in Smead Cemetery at Mt. Holly, under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service.

Calling hours will be from 12 noon-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The online registry may be signed at

Published: 07/05/2013