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— Eloise Hatley

Eloise Gulley Hatley was born on D-Day, Tuesday, June 6, 1944, in the Red Hill Com-munity of Chidester, to Louis E. Gulley and Effie Mae Gill-Gulley. Eloise passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

She was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church and served in many roles at the church: Deaconess, Sunday School teacher, church clerk, finance clerk, kitchen-committee chairperson, young matrons’ leader, Mother Board member, Senior Choir member, and Vacation Bible School director and teacher.

She was employed at Firestone Building Products in Prescott, Arkansas, for over 38 years, and later as a certified nurse’s assistant. She was a member of Prince Hall Order of Eastern Star for over 40 years. She is a Past Worthy Matron of Ferdinand Chapter 138 in Chidester.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; and her brother, Haril Gulley.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard Hatley; children, Lonnie M. Hughes of Chidester, Spencer L. Hughes of Garland, Texas, Katherine L. “Cindy” (Joseph) St. Clair of Chicago, Illinois, and Larry Duncan of Hot Springs; sisters, Ella Mae Brown, Addie Pearl Bates, Alice Lou Beleford and Thella Stone; brothers, Lonnie C. Gulley, Willie Lee Stone and Fredrick L. Gulley; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.

Home-going services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Spencer Hughes as the eulogist. Private burial with the immediate family will be at 5 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church.

Public visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home in Arkadelphia, and from 6-8 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church in Bluff City. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m.

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