Rev. Lucy Campbell Hathaway, a resident of Pinckard, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2007, at her home. She was 94. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, in the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, near Newton, with Rev. Gillis Crenshaw, Jr., Rev. Jerry Glover and Alacare Hospice Chaplain Mike Dease officiating. Eulogies will be given by pastors of the Rev. Lucy Hathaway Cornerstone Prayer Group. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m. Friday in the church sanctuary. Holman-Headland Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements. The family will be at the home of a niece, Irma Mizell, 1118 Leesbridge Road, Pinckard. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Gilley, 2005 County Road 55, Newton, Alabama 36352 or to AlaCare Hospice, 3763 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 1, Dothan, Al. 36303. Rev. Hathaway was born and reared in the Mt. Hebron community of Dale County, daughter of the late Walter David Campbell and Ida Virginia Hall Campbell. She attended Mt. Hebron School and also Pinckard School. Rev. Hathaway furthered her education in Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. She lived in various locations in Alabama while serving as a United Methodist Minister. Rev. Hathaway returned to Pinckard in 1981. She and her late husband, Reverend G. Reuben Hathaway served as Co-Pastor of Sardis United Methodist Church, Whitaker United Methodist Church, Lee?s Chapel United Methodist Church and Tabernacle United Methodist Church all in the Hartford area; Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church, Springhill United Methodist Church and Bethel United Methodist Church all in the Greenville area and also Seale United Methodist Church in Russell County. Reverend Hathaway formerly served as Pastor of the Sylvan Grove United Methodist Church, near Midland City, Napier Field United Methodist Church and retired from the Ministry at the Webb United Methodist Church. Reverend Lucy Hathaway and Reverend G. Reuben Hathaway were the first husband and wife to hold membership as Pastors in the Alabama West-Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and she was also the first licensed women minister in the Alabama West-Florida Conference. She was a member of the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church and was a co-founder of the Reverend Lucy Hathaway Cornerstone Prayer Group. She was always an active member of the United Methodist Women. Rev. Hathaway formerly served as Coordinator of Social Services at Wesley Manor Retirement Center in Dothan. Rev. Hathaway was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. G. Reuben Hathaway, a sister, Sallie Mae Monk, five brothers, Angus Campbell, Neal Campbell, Lunie Campbell, Hillman Campbell and Harold Campbell and a special nephew, Charles Mizell. Surviving relatives include numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their appreciation to a niece, Dr. Mary Lynn Parker and special neighbors, Helen Gissendanner and Max and Yvonne Thomley for the loving care and kindness shown to Reverend Hathaway during her illness. Serving as active pallbearers will be Steven Smith, Lee Cook, Mike Burgess, Gary Edwards, Brad Mizell and Steven Burgess. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Reverend Lucy Hathaway Cornerstone Prayer Group. Holman-Headland Mortuary, (334) 693-3371, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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