Warns Earl Hatfield* was born May 30, 1901. Earl was know as a joker and carried candy in his pockets for children. Earl was described by his sister, Jeanette Hatfield Smith, as a "good hearted" guy who would do anything for you.
Earl worked in the coal mines and the family "traded on him for groceries." He was kicked in the head by a mule and never recovered from the complications of that accident.
Earl died on June 30, 1926, and is buried in the Anderson Hatfield Memorial Cemetery.
Earl about 1904
Earl at the Hardy coal camp
Earl (left) at the mines
*Excerpted from genealogical material in Love, Opal, Opal Stafford Hatfield, privately printed, 2008, p. 342.