Grace Griner Hatton

Published 11:19 am Monday, August 28, 2017

Grace Griner Hatton

August 26, 2017

Grace Griner Hatton, 86, of Panama City, Florida, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017.

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The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Worsley officiating. Interment will follow at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery with Frank Hatton, Rod Griner, Cecil Griner, John Eakin, Gene Burke and Harry Rich serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 12:45 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to: Covenant Care, 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32504.

Grace Delores Griner was born August 23, 1931, in Brinson, Ga., the daughter of Landon Griner and Inez Wilson Griner. She was a graduate of West Bainbridge High School. Grace married Joseph Hatton in 1952 and they made Panama City their home in 1955.

She always put her family first, faithfully serving as an Air Force wife and homemaker. Described as “The Boss”, Grace ruled with honesty and integrity. She was a spitfire so there was never a dull moment. Her table was set for a 4:15 supper and you knew not to be late or you may miss dinner.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Joseph Hatton of Panama City; her children, Frank Hatton and Lisa Henley and her husband, Michael, also of Panama City; her grandchildren, Kayla, Crystal and Ryan; and her great-grandchildren, Maddie, Carlee, Robert and Sydney. Grace was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Odell Griner, Hortense Kirkland, Odge Griner, Betty Chewning, Doris Skipper and Lorenzo Griner.