Clara Hatcher

Clara B. Hatcher, 72, of Pine Bluff, died Monday, June 18, 2012.

She was born December 30, 1939 in Peoria, Ill., daughter of Sam and Alta Curtis Callear.

Clara was reared and received her early education in Illinois.

She was a devoted mother and moved to Pine Bluff in 2007 to be closer to her two daughters, Cathy and Cari.

Clara loved gardening, hummingbirds, angels, animals and Elvis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kenneth Eugene Hatcher; three brothers, Tommy, John and Leonard; and three sisters, Ann, Myrtle and Sandy.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Sharon) Hatcher of California and Jeff (Penny) Hatcher of Illinois; two daughters, Cathy (Richard) Metcalf of Sherrill and Carolyn “Cari” Cates of White Hall; brother, Samuel Callear of Peoria, Ill.; sister, Sue Callear of Peoria; five grandchildren, Christina, Darin, Andrew, Leslie, and Wesley; and a special niece, Korena Alvarez of Peoria.

A memorial visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Robinson’s. Funeral services will be private by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors (online register:

In memory of Clara’s love for animals, memorials may be made to Angel’s Gate Hospice for Animals, 510 Archie Elliot Road, Delhi, N.Y. 13753 or