Vivian May Whitelock Hathaway, 92 years old of Harker Heights, Texas departed this life on Thursday January 12, 2017 at the Indian Oaks Living Center in Harker Heights, Texas. She was born May 18, 1924 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, daughter of Clyde A. Whitelock and May E. Beard Whitelock. She will join her husband Orion M. Hathaway, who preceded her in death. Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Pearl Whitelock Frye of Martinsburg, West Virginia; son, Michael S. Hathaway and wife Barbara of Harker Heights, Texas; one grandchild, Sarah A. Hathaway Ewart and husband Rollin of Mansfield, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Joshua, and Clara Ewart of Mansfield, Texas and a host of other relatives and many friends.
In addition, she was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Whitelock Smith and one infant daughter, Nancy K. Hathaway.
She attended and graduated from Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Vivian lived most of her adult life in Philippi, West Virginia where she was an active member of the Crim Memorial United Methodist Church. Vivian was a member of numerous organizations in Philippi to include the Chapter C PEO and Order of Eastern Star Chapter #41.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 North Walnut Street, Philippi on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct services at 6:30 pm. Mrs. Hathaway will be moved on Saturday January 21 to Crim United Methodist Church 220 Pike St. Philippi to lie in state from 10-11 am. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with Pastor Sam Haught officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Crim Memorial United Methodist Church, 200 Pike Street, Philippi, West Virginia 26416.