10/25/04 — DONALD HATEM

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Donald Albert "Yankee" Hatem, 65, of 201 Rose Landing Drive in the Rosewood community, died Saturday.

The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Rose officiating. Internment will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Park.

Mr. Hatem was a native of Boston, Mass., and was the son of the late Norman Albert and Blanch Morency Hatem. Yankee, as he was known to his many friends, retired after 34 years of employment with the Spur Service Center. He was a member of the Skin Diver of the Neptune of South Boston.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Hatem; children, Donnie Hatem Jr. of Goldsboro, Norman A. Hatem and Dean Hatem of Boston, Mass., Michael T. Hatem of Goldsboro, Victoria Hatem Casey and husband, Scott, of Dudley, Kimberly S. Hatem of Goldsboro and Stormie L. Hatem of the home; special sisters-in-law, Carol Phillips of Goldsboro and Louise Pridgen of Sharpsburg, N.C.; brothers, Norman A. Hatem Jr. and wife, Pat, of Goldsboro, Laurence N. Hatem and wife, Carlene, of Goldsboro, Robert Hatem and wife, Delores, of LaGrange and Ronnie Hatem and wife, Kendra, of Goldsboro; special grandchildren, Mary Margaret, Scarlet Nicole, and Lawton Scott Casey of Dudley, Donnie, Joey, Ronnie, Alex, Chelse, and Tina Hatem of Boston; 18 nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; special daughter-in-law, Teresa Hatem Cherio of the Goldsboro Police Department; special friends, Don Hinson of Tennessee, Benny Melvin of Raleigh, "Boss Man" Clifton Reynolds of Clinton, Frank and Willa Kornegay, Rob and Penny Anderson and Jack and Renee Koepke of Goldsboro and Miss Debra of Goldsboro

A stepson, Robert K. Lewis of Seven Springs, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service on Tuesday, and other times at the residence.


Published in Obituaries on October 25, 2004 1:47 PM