Guy White Hatfield,* was born October 4, 1914, on Blackberry Creek in Pike County, Kentucky. During the Depression, Guy joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and spent some time in California working. He was a handsome, engaging man, who always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye.
After his return from California, Guy began dating Lillian Lilly Scott, daughter of Thomas Samuel and Georgia Ann Stafford Scott. Lilly, born June 14, 1916, at Hardy, Kentucky, married Guy on December 4, 1935.
Lilly and Guy about 1964
Guy and Lilly's family
Guy and Lilly were the parents of:
Phyllis June Hatfield Blackburn
Thomas Jefferson "TJ" Hatfield, born April 13, 1939, died on December 6, 2002.
Janet Gail Hatfield Bowe. Janet's husband, Joseph Boyd "JB" Bowe, born on February 27, 1940, died on March 7, 2016.
Stephen "Steve" Kenneth Hatfield, born July 1, 1944, died December 11, 2015.
Guy about 1926
Guy worked in the coal mining industry as an owner and foreman. Lilly was the post mistress at McCarr, Pike, Kentucky, for 26 years before her retirement. Like the other women in Jeff and Polly's family, Lilly was an outstanding hostess and cook. She was well-known for her thin apple pies, her fried apple pies, her fluffy light biscuits, and her fried chicken.
Lilly joined the Samaria Primitive Baptist Church in 1945 and Guy joined in 1972. Guy died in Columbus, Ohio, on April 15, 1981, and Lilly died in Columbus, Ohio, on March 10, 1990. The are buried at the Anderson Hatfield Memorial Cemetery.
Lilly and Guy on their first
date about 1934.
*Excerpted from genealogical material in Love, Opal, Opal Stafford Hatfield, privately printed, 2008, p. 355-357.