Hattie Beard Routon, 90, of Big
Island died Sunday, January 20, 2008 in Virginia
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
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
A funeral service will be held Wednesday 11:00 am in Big Island
with the Rev. Bryon LePere and the Rev. Eugene Campbell. Interment will follow
in Big Island
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.