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Russell Benjamin “Ben” Hatchett
Russell Benjamin “Ben” Hatchett

Russell Benjamin “Ben” Hatchett, of Wilmington, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at home. He was 57.

Ben was born March 4, 1958, in Greensboro, son of the late William Casper Hatchett and Jeanette Kelly Hatchett.

Ben worked for UNC-Wilmington for almost 15 years. He loved music, the beach and, most of all, animals. He was the most generous, honest and kind-hearted person anyone could ever have known.

He is survived by two sisters, Belinda Moore (Josh), of Wilmington and Lynn Yates (Robbie), of Greensboro; a brother, Scott Hatchett (Karen), of High Point; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015, at Andrews Valley Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben’s memory may be made online or by mail to Adopt An Angel, P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408 or to New Hanover County Humane Society, 2405 N. 23rd St., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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