Almon Lamar Hataway Jr.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:00 AM
Almon Lamar Hataway, Jr., 85, died at St. Dominic's Hospital, Jackson, on April 19, 2013. A memorial service was held at 9 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2013, at Madison Campus of First Baptist Church of Jackson in Gluckstadt. Visitation was held Monday, April 22, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at Williamsville Baptist Church in Kosciusko with funeral services beginning at 2:30. Burial followed at Beat Line Cemetery near Union.
Lamar was born in Dixon, on April 30, 1927. He was the son of the late Colie May Hataway and Almon Lamar Hataway of Philadelphia. He is preceded in death by his sister Shirley Hataway Johnson.
He met his wife Imogene Smith Hataway in Union and they married on April 30, 1948. This month the couple would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. A dedicated employee of MP&L (Entergy) for 42 years, he moved to Kosciusko in 1965 as area service manager. Until moving to Gluckstadt in 2002 he was a faithful member of the Williamsville Baptist Church where he served on many committees, was a deacon and Brotherhood Director of the church and of the Attala Baptist Association. He worked for the Mississippi Disaster Team, enjoyed his coffee clubs, hunting and fishing, showing quarter horses, and his Saturday morning Bible Study. Lamar was a founding and life-long member of the Attala Western Riding Club since 1965. He had a special passion for his Beagles and spending time outdoors. He was a Godly man with integrity, honesty, and loyalty to his family and friends.
An army veteran of WWII in France and Germany, he had longed to return to see what had happened to the area where he served. In 2003 he and his wife Imogene accompanied his daughter Kay and her husband Ward Van Skiver to Eastern Europe to revisit that area.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Smith Hataway, his brother Fred Hataway (Doris) of Meridian, and his daughter Kay Van Skiver (Ward) of Madison. Grandchildren are Amy Frazier, Brooke Atwood, Allison Jeffries (Brad), Ginger Wallace (Ben), and Will Van Skiver (Desi). Great grandchildren are Haisten Harden, Wells Frazier, Posey Lamar Frazier, Emslie Wallace, Virginia Wallace, Sara Tabb Wallace, and Reese Van Skiver.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Nortchase Parkway, Marietta, Ga. the Alzheimers Foundation of America 322 8th Avenue, 7th Fl. New York, NY 10001 or the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Madison Campus, 598 Yandell Road Post Office Box 973, Madison, Mississippi 39110