Hattie Routon
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Obituary of Hattie Routon

Hattie Beard Routon, 90, of Big Island died Sunday, January 20, 2008 in Virginia Baptist Hospital. She was the wife of the late Loyd G. Routon. Born June 28, 1917 in Coleman Falls she was a daughter of the late Robert Alexander and Maude Spence Beard. Hattie was a graduate of Lynchburg General School of Nursing and retired from Eagle Eyrie Baptist Assembly. She was a member of the Big Island Garden Club and was an active member of Big Island Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sung in the choir for 54 years. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Iris Routon Saunders, her sister, Dora Ballowe and brother, Wilbur Beard. She is survived by her niece Ann B. Wright of Boonsboro; her nephew James R. Ballowe and wife Betty of Coleman Falls, a special nephew Tony Ware and wife Betty of Big Island and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will be held Wednesday 11:00 am in Big Island Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryon LePere and the Rev. Eugene Campbell. Interment will follow in Big Island Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to service time. Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider Big Island Baptist Church Choir Fund. Diuguid Wiggington Chapel is in charge of arrangements. .
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