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Charlotte Ann Hatton Downing

Charlotte Ann Hatton Downing was called to her eternal home in Heaven on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Samuel C. and Mildred F. Hatton.
She will be forever remembered, loved and treasured by her family and her devoted husband of thirty-three years, Doug Downing. She was also blessed with a loving family who she treasured, her daughter, Fran King-Howard (Timmy Howard), son, Samuel King (Brenda King), son, Paul King, daughter, Naomi Norris (Johnny Norris), and stepson, Drew Downing (Cheryl); her brother Walker McKinley Hatton (Denise Hatton); sister-in-law Carol Hatton; her grandchildren, Whitney King Napier (Travis Napier), Shyanne King, Cody King (Laney King), Austin Norris (Sierra Norris), Ezra Norris, Thomas Howard (Kaylee Shanks), Matthew Crawford and Renee Lovelace; step grandchildren, Lance Taylor, Caleb Downing (Michelle Downing); her great-grandchildren Landon Alfrey, Brantley Howard, Samuel Judah (S.J.) King and Oaklynn Brooke Howard, Mattalynn Crawford; step great-grandchildren, Casen Downing, Addilee Downing, Kaelyn Downing, Rhett Downing, Braxton Taylor, Natalie Taylor; special children, Lori Turner Bowles and Eugene Riddle; a host of nieces and nephews, and a host of special family friends who she loved like her own children. Charlotte also loved her stepchildren, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren as her own.
Charlotte was a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, mother-in-law who dedicated her life to taking care of her family, serving the Lord and serving others.
She retired from the Bourbon County Health Department in 1999 after twenty years of dedicated service. She was very active in her church, Central Baptist Church of Paris where she enjoyed her time serving as WMU Director, promoting church mission programs, quilting with the quilters group, formerly teaching Sunday School, helping with Vacation Bible School, served as an interim playing the piano and organ, and singing in the adult choir. She also spent earlier years at Spears Mill Baptist Church teaching Sunday School and the Girls in Action, playing the piano and organ, served as the youth leader and youth choir leader, singing in the adult choir, in addition to serving in Vacation Bible School. She loved the Lord and loved her family and friends. It was part of her life’s calling to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and tell as many people as she could about the Lord in hopes of them accepting Christ as their personal Savior. She spent her entire life serving the Lord and has received her eternal reward, eternal life in Heaven.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel P. King, her parents Rev. Sam and Mildred Hatton, her brother James Edward Hatton, and her stepdaughter Neeley Taylor.
Visitation and funeral will be held at Central Baptist Church, Paris, KY, with her final resting place in the Paris Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Cody King, Thomas Howard, Austin Norris, Ezra Norris, Landon Alfrey, Caleb Downing, Lance Taylor and Eugene Riddle. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Jimmi Carol Kolpek, Amy Hatton Coots, Mac Hatton, Beverly Biddle Bales, Sara Rainey Chamberlain, Lori Turner Bowles, Connie Howard, Beulah True, June Colley, Ina Wallace, Stanley Carl, Central Baptist Quilters, and Central Baptist WMU group.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the Central Baptist Church, 829 High St., Paris, KY by Pastor Bill Bales. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2021, at the church.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to be designated to the Central Baptist Church Willing Hands Quilters or to the WMU Group, 829 High St., Paris, KY 40361.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main Street., Paris, KY 40361.
The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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