Taken from the Marshall (Texas) News Messenger 12-17-1985 issue. Max Leroy Hattaway.
Funeral services for Max Leroy Hattaway, 85, of 2305 East Houston Ave., Marshall will be held noon Wednesday in Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home with Bob Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Colonial Gardens. Mr. Hattaway died Tuesday, December 17,1985, in Memorial Hospital after a long illenss. The son of John William Hattaway and Emma Darlin Wheeless Hattaway, he was born May 11, 1900 in Greenville. He attended Greenville public schools and married Lurlene Ellard on June 8, 1928 in Ladonia. She preceded him in death on November 28, 1968. He later married Ollie Violet Canton on June 11, 1971 in Marshall, She preceded him in death on January 13, 1982. Mr. Hattaway was a member of Eastern Hills Church of Christ. He was a grocier at Power Grocery, Gillory Grocery and McConnel Grocery until he retired. He owned and operated Hattaway Grocery and Cafe, was a cattle dealer and was employed with the Darco Co. He was a former manager of Safeway Stores in Dallas and San Angelo. He was a member of the Eastern Hills Church of Christ and had lived in Marshall since 1937, moving from Ladonia. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. George S.(Maxlene) Strong of Woodlawn; six grandchildren, Larry Strong and David Strong, both of Woodlawn, Alan Strong of Hallsville, Tommy Strong of Marshall, Mrs. Bob (Brenda Jo) Skinner of Granberry and Mrs John (Sherene) Carter of Longview; 13 great grandchildren; four step grandchilden; one sister, Mrs. Josie Eddins of Wolfe City; several nieces and nephews; five stepchildren, D.W. Hooten Jr. and Wayne Hooten, both of Marshall, Mrs. John (Evelyn) Gray of Puyallup, Washington, Mrs. Jim (Juanita) Clegg of Bronson and Mrs. Bill (Audrey) Schambon of Houston; eight stepgrandchildren and and five stepgreat-gandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jim Muckelroy, J.L. Hightower, Jimmy Ellard, Kevin Ellard, Gary Ellard, and Jaired Ellard. Alternates will be Bill Maloney and Hillard Strong. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Orin Littlejohn, Oblia Flannigan and members of Eastern Hills Church of Christ.