Madeline Patton Sale, 94, died on October 26, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.
Madeline was born in Harlan County, Kentucky on February 11, 1924 and lived most of her life in
Asheville. She is pre-deceased by her parents, George and Elizabeth Hatcher; and siblings, Georgene
Powell and Hudson LeGrand Hatcher; and her first husband, Dr. Charles Patton. She is survived by her
husband, Graham Sale, a brother Dr. James Hatcher of Virginia Beach, VA, two children, Charla Gualano
of Pearl, MS and Dr. Patrick Patton of Asheville, five grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren.
Madeline was a loving and gracious lady and a friend to all that she met. Her devotion to her family and
to her Church was her life.
A memorial service will be at St. Matthew's Anglican Church on Reems Creek Road, Weaverville, NC at a later date. Burial will be in the North Carolina Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.