Gail C. Hathorn

Published 12:23 pm Friday, April 17, 2020

Private graveside funeral services for Mrs. Gail C. Hathorn were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Bassfield Cemetery. Mrs. Hathorn, was 68 years of age and passed away from this life on Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Jackson. Rev. Randy Gardner officiated.

Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gail Courtney Hathorn was born on July 1, 1951, in Meridian to Fred Courtney Sr. and Tressie Sims Courtney. Mrs. Hathorn was a graduate of Bassfield High School. She earned her associate’s degree in business administration from Jones County Junior College and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake.

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Gail Hathorn started working for H.B. Zachry, now Zachry Holdings, Inc., on June 13, 1977. Over the next 17 years, Mrs. Hathorn worked her way to becoming the first female Project Manager for Zachry. She continued in that position for the next 14 years, until her retirement in 2010. Mrs. Hathorn’s career with Zachry spanned over 31 years.

Mrs. Hathorn was a member of Bunker Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Courtney Sr. and a sister, Kathy Courtney Kemp.

Mrs. Hathorn is survived by her husband of 42 years, Sam S. Hathorn of Bassfield; one step-son, Mark Hathorn (Kim) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one step-daughter, Mechelle Dockall (Bruce) of Houston, Texas; her mother, Tressie Courtney of Bassfield; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Courtney Jr., and John Courtney, both of Bassfield and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials can be made in memory of Gail Hathorn to Bunker Hill Baptist Church at 63 Bunker Hill Road, Columbia, MS 39429.

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