Brenton C. Hatfill, 61, of Edgewood and formerly of Altamont, died at 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Private graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Freemanton Cemetery, rural Altamont, near Keptown, with the Rev. Jakob Barrientos of First Christian Church in St. Elmo officiating. Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hatfill was born on Nov. 1, 1946, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, the son of George Thomas Hatfill and Lovilla Fern Ladd. He married Pamela Elaine Williams in 1978.
He grew up and lived in the Dexter community in rural Jackson Township, Effingham County. He attended Altamont Grade School and graduated from Altamont Community High School with the class of 1964. Pursuing his automotive interests, he was employed as a mechanic and truck driver. He later acquired his own truck and became an independent over-the-road owner/operator in the truck freight industry. His illness forced him to retire in 2003.
Mr. Hatfill is survived by his mother, of Altamont; wife, of Kellyville, Okla.; sons, Christoper Hatfill and his fiance Susan Beccue of Edgewood, Josh Hatfill and his friend Cindy Clinton of Effingham, and Cory Dale Hatfill of Effingham; grandchildren, Jody, Brandon, Dillon and Sierra Hatfill; great-granddaughter, Cami Beccue; brother, David Eugene Hatfill of Altamont; sisters, Lucy Marlene Hatfill of St. Elmo and Kathy Lynn Robertson of Altamont; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister in infancy, Georgette Hatfill.