Eula C. Hathorn

Published 10:31 am Friday, February 12, 2016

Mrs. Eula C. Newsome Hathorn, 95, died Monday February 1, 2016 at the Bedford Care Home in Hattiesburg. Services for Mrs. Hathorn were held on Saturday February 6, 2016 at Green Grove M. B. Church, with Pastor Timothy Bourne of Beulah Grove Full Gospel Church in Artesia, officiating. Interment was in the Green Grove Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hathorn was the daughter of the late Charlie Walker and the late Mary Maye Newsome Walker of Prentiss. At an early age she joined the Green Grove Baptist Church and served for many years until her health failed. Mrs. Hathorn was reared and educated in the Prentiss area, prior to earning her LPN nursing license from a nursing school in Jackson. After returning to Prentiss, Mrs. Hathorn was the first Black nurse to work at Prentiss Hospital at that time. Mrs. Hathorn love to care for people, and was well known for kind and compassionate service in and out of the hospital.

In 1938, Mrs. Hathorn met and married the late Curtis Hathorn and although there were no children, born to this union, she had many nieces, nephews and cousins that she reared as her own.

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Mrs. Hathorn’s survivors include her cousin and caretaker, Nancy Faye Noble of Hattiesburg; a niece, Elizabeth Likely of Las Vegas, NY; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.