William Edward Hathorn
Published 2:45 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The funeral service for Mr. William Edward Hathorn was held at 11
a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Heucks Retreat Baptist Church.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at Riverwood, and
resumed Friday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at Heucks
Mr. Hathorn, 76, of Brookhaven, passed from this life on Feb. 10,
2020, at St. Dominic Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on Oct.
12, 1943, in Columbia. His parents were the late Richard Carlos
Hathorn and Sallie Bell Haynes Hathorn. Mr. Hathorn served his country
in the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of University of
Mississippi, where he earned both his Juris Doctorate and his Bachelor
of Business Administration.
He practiced law as a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and
was an entrepreneur who founded many business enterprises. His career
spanned decades and intertwined law, banking, and several business
ventures including oil and gas.
Mr. Hathorn is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alford
Hathorn; and son-in-law, Dean Boutwell; and father and mother-in-law,
Michael O’Roarke Speights and Beulah Courtney Speights
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dianne Speights
Hathorn; son, William Michael Hathorn and wife, Jana; daughters,
Elizabeth Anne Hathorn, Kimberley Kaye Calcote and husband, Preston,
Courtney Dianne Owens and husband, Chuck, and Carla LeAnne Boutwell;
sister, Mary Nell Patterson and husband, Charles; 17 grandchildren,
Lauren, Lindsay and Lanie Heffker, Ryan, Rachel and Ross Calcote,
Trace, Turner and Trent Owens, Bo, Owen, Oliver, Anna Claire and
Cooper Boutwell, Bonnie Hutcheson and husband, Blake, Adalyn Kate and
Grayson Hathorn. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Bobby
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heucks Retreat Baptist
Church, Sanctuary Renovation Fund, 2167 Heucks Retreat Road NE,
Brookhaven, MS 39601
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