Barbara Ann (Oxford) Hatchett

barbara (oxford) hatchett

March 1, 1932 ~ June 17, 2023

Born in: Bristol, Virginia
Resided in: Hendersonville, North Carolina

Barbara Oxford Hatchett, 91, died peacefully on June 17, 2023 in the company of her children.

A native of Bristol, Virginia, she was born March 1, 1932 and is the daughter of the late Dr. & Mrs. Louis Lamar Oxford.

She was a graduate of Tennessee High and the University of Tennessee School of Dental Hygiene in Memphis.

Barbara worked as a dental hygienist for several years in Nashville, then Knoxville where she met and married her beloved husband of 50 years, Dr. Mitchell Hatchett, Jr. They moved to Asheville in 1962 where they raised their three children.

She was a loving and devoted mom, and her children feel blessed to have had her in their lives these 91 years.

She was passionate about knowing Jesus Christ and talked about meeting Him face to face.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mitchell Hatchett, Jr. and her daughter, Michelle Hatchett Meyn.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela (Troy) of Nashville, and her son, Mitchell, III (Carol) of Raleigh and her three grandchildren: Daniel Oxford, Alexandra, and Bailey.

A family graveside service will be held and burial will be alongside her late husband at Calvary Episcopal Church.

Memorials may be made to Trans World Radio, Cary, NC.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. To my family and especially my cousin Barbara, a beautiful soul in this life that has blessed us all! Can’t wait to see her again… ALL because of Jesus!

  2. Mrs. Barbara- What a beautiful soul she was. The epitome of a class act proper southern lady. Mitch and She adopted my sis and her 3 littles ones like they were her own. What an example she set for us to live by. God has a mighty plan for her now. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be deeply missed. We just have to be prepared so that we will meet again- What a joyous day that will be!
    Sincerely The Knoblespease’s
    Jeff,Jamie,Oliver,Willa and Paul

  3. Dear Hatchett Family, we loved being neighbors of Barbara and Mitch, and I enjoyed running into Barbara at the grocery store or the post office. She was such a lovely spirit. Ed and I are sending love and hugs.

  4. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
    My wife and I knew your mother and father from First Baptist Church in Hendersonville.
    They were both wonderful people and I know how much you must miss them.
    Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. Our beautiful friend, neighbor, sister-in-the Lord and a generous, giving, caring lady. We’ll miss you and looking forward to spending eternity with you. God’s blessings to Angie & the family. With our love & prayers, Lou & Dick Traugott

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