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L. Allene Hatchel

   Funeral services for L. Allene Hatchel, 73, of Moss Lake, are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Don Yeager officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro.  The family will receive friends at 12 noon prior to the service.
   Mrs. Hatchel passed away suddenly on Nov. 18, 2015 in Plano.
   Lillian was born Aug. 12, 1942 in Vernon to Rufus and Mildred Moore.  She married James Hatchel on Oct. 4, 1963.
   L. Allene Moore Hatchel attended Northside High School in Vernon.  She continued her education for two more years at McMurry College and graduated from TCU in Fort Worth.  She grew up on the farm and was always proud that she was a country girl.  In the summer of 1962 she went to work for Frito-Lay where she held various accounting positions.  She was recognized many times for her hard work and dedication to the company.  Frito-Lay was a major part of her life for forty-two years, many of which she spent as the manager of the payroll operation.  In 2004 she retired with her husband to their retirement home that she helped him build on Moss Lake in Gainesville.  Prior to moving to Gainesville, she and her husband, James, had lived all around the Dallas area, including Dallas, North Mesquite, Coppell, and Lake Dallas.  Allene and her husband were involved with their sons in sports from the peewee days through high school and college.  They helped start the Coppell Booster Club when they moved to Coppell.  Allene loved her family and friends and enjoyed attending sporting events and other school activities that her grandchildren were involved in.  She also loved to fish – Allene and James made many fishing trips together.  She had planned to have a wonderful retirement with her husband, but this was cut short when James was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  She was devoted to him and cared for him for almost eight years.  She had no regrets.  She continued to live in their retirement home and went on with her life, volunteering where she was needed and traveled when able.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Gainesville.
   Survivors include:  son, Brad Hatchel of Whitesboro; son, Craig Hatchel and wife Laura of Whitesboro; and grandchildren, Jordan and Chance.  Mrs. Hatchel is also survived by: nephew, Harlan Moore; niece Denise Thomas, and sister-in-law, Judy Moore, all of Vernon.
   Mrs. Hatchel was preceded in death by: husband, James in 2010; brother, Kelly in 2002, and her parents.
   Serving as pallbearers will be Mrs. Hatchel’s nephews; and family friends Robert Grady and John Ballard.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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