Carlton Hathaway, 69 - Tennessee formerly of Parkersburg and Grantsville

Carlton Cadell Hathaway of Pulaski, Tennessee, formerly of Parkersburg and Grantsville, West Virginia, died of cancer May 18, 2007, after an extended illness, he was 69.

The abiding memory we have of Carlton was his overwhelming generosity to his fellow man, and duty to family before himself. We mourn his passing deeply.

He was born May 1938, the third of seven children, to Eulanee and Orvin Hathaway in Grantsville, West Virginia, during the aftermath of the depression. The austerity of those times had a lasting impact on Carlton so that he worked ceaselessly to build a future for his family with the result that his family never "went without" and all graduated college.

Carlton was a self made man that worked for DuPont Corporation, Parkersburg, WV for thirty-eight years truly achieving "Master" status as both welder and mechanic. His time away from work was consumed by religion and family as he served various positions in church, coached various youth teams and worked with his sons and daughter on the farm.

While we mourn his passing, we rejoice that he has been called home to the Lord. Carlton leaves behind the love of his life, Bonnie, the girl he met on the bus in the 9th grade, his sons, Kevin and Brian, both officers in the US Army, his little girl Kara now an elementary education teacher, and eight grandchildren that will greatly miss him. He is survived by his mother, Eulanee, his three brothers, James David, Wesley, Ernest, and sister Loretta.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at the First Baptist Church of Grantsville. Dr. James Carriker will officiate. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Nicut with Military Graveside Rites.

Friends may call at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the services at the church Thursday.