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Carolyn Hathorn

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Jefferson Davis County High School Gymnasium for Mrs. Carolyn Faye Watts Hathorn, 73, who died Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Rev. Ozell White officiated, with interment following in the Griffith Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Carolyn Hathorn was born to the late John and Peggy Gray Watts in Prentiss. She joined Mt. Zion M. B. Church and attended Prentiss First Baptist Church, her family home church. She attended Cedar Grove Elementary, J. E. Johnson, Prentiss Junior College, Mississippi Industrial College, Mississippi State and University of Southern Mississippi, where she received her degree.
Mrs. Hathorn was married to Mr. C. Allen Hathorn and two children were born to this union.
She taught Language Arts at Alexander High School in Brookhaven, and later taught English and Drama at Bassfield High School, retiring in 2008 after forty years. She had a full life serving as Girl Scout Leader for forty-two years, Sunday School Teacher, Secretary of Zion Spring Leaf 5th Sunday Fellowship, District Congress and Convention, State Congress and Convention, Oratorical Contest Assistant, Secretary of Jefferson Davis County Usher Union and Vice President of the Democratic Executive Committee in Jefferson Davis County.
Mrs. Hathorn was a member of the Jurisdiction of the State of Mississippi Heroine of Jericho, served as the 13th District Ancient Matron and Matron of Mt. Zion Court #186 in Prentiss, and was a volunteer with the American Red Cross.
She was a member of NAACP, where she served as the Assistant Secretary, Education and Scholarship committee Assistant, and chairperson of the Martin Luther King Day Parade, delegate to the Mississippi State NAACP Convention, delegate to Nation NAACP Convention and served on the Executive Committee of the Jefferson Davis County Branch of the NAACP.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Pertiss (Johnell) Watts, and four sisters, Omega (Willie) Avant, Doris (Mose) Boyd, Bessie (F.B.) Collins and Martha Daggan.
She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Hathorn of Prentiss; one daughter, Sylvia (Elvadus) Hathorn of Prentiss; son, Terreo (Karen) Hathorn of Monticello; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Shirley (Buford) Graves of Bassfield, Mary Watts of Orlando, Florida, Delois Berkhalter of Prentiss and Lee Nettie (Goldsmith) Price of Prentiss; two brothers, Larry (Lilly) Watts of Moss Point and Harry Watts of Prentiss; one goddaughter, D’metria Booth of Bassfield, and many other relatives and friends.