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The Life of

Dr. Karry Lane Hathaway

Kappa Alpha Psi



Karry was a bundle of blessings born unto Mrs. Patricia A. Harris and Mr. Willie Joe Hathaway on August 11, 1969, in Lamar County. He attended school in the Lamar County School System.


He was introduced as a child to Christ, and he attended Providence Community Church. He was also a member of Naomi’s Fuller Mass Choir. Later in life Karry joined East Mount Sinai Baptist Church.


Karry was very outgoing and athletic. He loved to sing, play basketball, but most of all he loved to play tennis. He graduated from Lamar County High, where he was the President and valedictorian of his class. He placed an importance on soaring to higher heights in education. He achieved his Associate of General Studies while at Gordon College. He obtained a Bachelor’s of English Literature, while at UGA. He obtained his Master’s in English and his proudest achievement was his PhD of Education Administration and Leadership while at Georgia State University. Karry began his teaching career in 1999-2004 at Georgia Perimeter College. He served as the Assistant Department Chair & Assistant Professor of English. In 2004, he served as the Associate Professor of English. In 2010, he served at Columbia State Community College as the Department Chair of Humanities. In 2015, while at Hartford Community College, he served as Dean of Students. His current position was Gordon State College & Fort Valley State College as a Lecturer of English Department Humanities. He worked with the Gordon Access Program until his health began to decline. In 49 years of living on earth, he hoped that he was able to leave footprints on the hearts of the many students that he had the pleasure of teaching.


Karry quietly listened to the Lord-your purpose has been fulfilled- took His hand and slipped into paradise. In the early morning of Tuesday, October 2, 2018, doors opened and his soul took a heavenly flight.



Those left to carry on his legacy: his parents, Mrs. Patricia A. (Timothy) Harris of Barnesville and Mr. Willie Joe (Carrie) Hathaway of Macon, GA; sisters, Ms. Charlett Battle of Griffin, and half-sister Ms. Theresa Hathaway of Macon; stepsister, Ms. LaShamela  Harris; brothers, Mr. Derric Hathaway of Griffin, Mr. Dexter (Judy) Gotel, and Mr. Clarence (Fera) Fambro, both of Barnesville, and half-brother, Mr. Billy Hathaway of Macon; stepbrothers, Te Corey (Ashley) Harris, Mr. Tedarius Harris, and adopted brother Mr. Stonie Sullivan; aunts, Mrs. Edith (Edward) Walton of Barnesville, and Mrs. Pam (Reginald) Warren of Hampton; uncle, Mr. Curtis (Bernice) Searcy of Thomaston,  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, many dear friends, and students who all cherish his memory.



Funeral Service was held

Saturday, October 6, 2018

1:00 P.M.

Greater Springhill Missionary Baptist Church

Interment O’Neal Cemetery

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  • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Trice Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Please know that it was a pleasure to know and work with Brother, Dr. Karry. He was an inspiration to not only students but staff as well.
    ~ Sharoll Love   Harford County, Maryland
  • Friday, October 12, 2018
    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time. Isaiah 25:8
    ~ K&Anne Jackson
  • Friday, October 12, 2018
    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time. Isaiah 25:8
    ~ K&Anne Jackson
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Sunday, February 17, 2019
    I am in profound shock and sadness to hear of Karry’s passing. Karry and I were colleagues at Prince George’s community college. He was brilliant, generous, and a terrific mentor for me as a young professor. I will always remember how vibrant he was, and I am grateful to have known him.
    ~ Ryna May   Laurel, MD
  • Monday, March 4, 2019
    Words cannot express the shock and sadness that I feel finding out this news about my dear friend. Karry and I met on the tennis court in D.C. back in 2005 and instantly bonded. He was a great friend and motivator. I always enjoyed talking with him about tennis and writing. My heart is broken right now, but I can truly say that my life has been enriched by knowing him. R.I.P. Karry! My heartfelt condolences to the family. Karry will certainly be missed.
    ~ J Aundre Clinton   Memphis, TN