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Fonso Hatfield

January 23, 1928 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 91)



Fonso Hatfield age 91 of Phelps, KY departed this life Sunday, April 21, 2019 at his home.

He was born January 23, 1928 at Coleman, KY, the son of; the late Ward and Ida Coleman Hatfield.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife; Lillie Coleman Hatfield, a sister; Emma Jane and three brothers; Opa, Granville and Ermal.

In addition to being a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Fonso was a hard working UMWA coal miner, having worked for Kentland Harmon Coal. In his spare time he enjoyed his family and his small collection of Volkswagen Beetles.

He was of the Primitive Baptist faith.

Survivors remaining to honor his memory include his loving wife; Glennis C. Hatfield, two daughters; Mary Anne {Ghomer}Prater of Pikeville, KY and Jessie Doretha {Richard} Phillips of Pendleton, KY, a stepson; Charlie {Erin} Varney of Silver Springs, FL, five grandchildren; Michael, Sydney, Sammy, Caleb and Nathan.

He is also survived by a host of other family, neighbors and friends.

Honoring services will be held in the Phelps Funeral Services Chapel with Primitive Baptist Elders officiating.

The funeral will be conducted Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

  Burial is to follow in the Hatfield Family Cemetery with Michael Ray, Sammy Prater, Caleb Phillips, Nathan Varney, J.R. Russell, Charlie Varney, Ghomer Prater and Richard Phillips serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers include; Jeff Dotson, David Thacker, David Hager, Mike Elswick, Jimmy Lee Smith, David May, Joe P. Coleman, James Coleman, Leonard Hurley, Robert Coleman, Richard Coleman, Floyd Coleman, Wallace Vipperman, Lawrence William and Duke Chapman.

Visitation will be in the chapel Wednesday and Thursday evening  from 6:00-9:00 P.M. with service at 7:00 each night.

Chapel will close at 10:00 P.M.

Arrangements are under the direction of

Phelps Funeral Services INC  Phelps, KY (606) 456-3926

You may leave condolences at

In lieu of flowers please make donations to

Calvary Primitive Baptist Church

c/o Debbie Chapman

 1245 Meat House RD

Kimper, KY 41539


Peter Creek Primitive Baptist Church

c/o Mrs. Barbara Kender

68 Cow BR

Phelps, KY 41553


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April 24, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phelps Funeral Services
40 Wolford Street
Phelps, KY 41553

April 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phelps Funeral Services
40 Wolford Street
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
April 26, 2019

11:00 AM
Phelps Funeral Services
40 Wolford Street
Phelps, KY 41553

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