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Christopher ‘Chris’ Kirby Hyatt

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Christopher “Chris” Kirby Hyatt, 67, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Lower Cape Fear Lifecare.  He was born March 2, 1953, in Columbus County, the son of the late Joe Hyatt and Dorothy Thompson Hyatt. He was preceded in death by his parents; one  brother, David Hyatt; and one sister, Elizabeth “Tip” Thompson.

He was formerly employed with Joe’s BBQ in Whiteville.

His graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Thompson Cemetery with Rev. Willard McPherson officiating. A live feed of Mr. Chris’ service will be on the Peacock Funeral Home & Crematory official Facebook page beginning shortly before 2 p.m.  Please copy and paste the following link into your search bar for access to the feed

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Duncan Hyatt; one brother, Mike Hyatt and wife, Mary, of Whiteville; one sister, Amy Medwin and husband, John, of Yadkinville; many nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Cindy Gore.

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