In memory of
James Hyatt
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In memory of
James Hyatt
Mr. Hyatt, 80, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 14, 2017. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 20th from 9:30am-11am at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Mint Hill, the service will begin at 11am, officiated by Rev. Rusty Benton and Rev. Bruce Pope with burial follow Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. A native of Anson County, he was born July 10, 1936, the youngest and last surviving of five children of William Matthew Hyatt and Mary Scott Braswell Hyatt. He was reared in and a former member of Concord United Methodist Church in the Ansonville Community of Anson County. Mr. Hyatt was a veteran of the US Army, serving in France during the years of the Korean War. During that time he met his future wife, the former Mary Margaret Peck, a native of Mercersburg, PA, serving in the Women's Army Corp. They were married by the Presbyterian Chaplain in the Maison Forte Chapel in Orleans, France on the afternoon of August 11, 1956. Following their service, they moved to Charlotte to establish their home and start their family. Mr. Hyatt joined the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, serving until his retirement April 1, 1988. The couple bought his uncle's fishing business in 1989 and operated it as Carolina Novelty MSG Company until closing in 2016. Mr. Hyatt was a Chief Judge for over 20 years with the Board of Elections. He was a member of the Mint Hill Masonic Lodge # 742. He also greatly enjoyed fishing, traveling, going to the farm and days at his lake house. He dearly loved pulling off a good practical joke. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Haywood Braswell Hyatt, Wade Covington Hyatt, Edith Kathleen Hyatt Gupton and William Edwin Hyatt. Beloved "Dad", "Pawpaw" and great-grandpa, survived by his beloved wife of nearly 61 years, Mary; children, Jeffrey Hyatt and Beverly Rushing (Mike); grandchildren, Aaron Hyatt, Leah Jordan (Billy), Nicole Rushing and Evan Rushing; great-granddaughter and "Partner in Crime", Kinsley Jordan; sister-in-law, Irvene Hyatt; and a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, Mint Hill; Golden Acres Baptist Church or Levine & Dickson Hospice House. Arrangements are in care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel. Online condolences may be left at
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