Elsie Marie Graham Hatcher, 89, of Bedford, died Tuessday, February 9, 2021.  She was born in Bedford on May 27, 1931, a daughter of the late, George Wesley Graham and Marguerite Hardy Graham.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Courtney Valentine Hatcher, Jr.; and her brother, Wesley Graham. Elsie loved her family dearly and had a tremendous love for animals, having rescued over 100 in her lifetime.  She is survived by her sons, Robyn C. Hatcher; Mark W. Hatcher and his wife, Caroline; four grandsons, Todd Hatcher and wife, Kim; Cody Hatcher and wife, Karen; John Hatcher and wife, Becca and Orry Hatcher and fiancée, Nicole; two great-grandsons, Sam Hatcher and Logan Hatcher; her sister, Laura Graham Beniger and husband, Ben; her nephew, Steven and his wife, Tammy and their two children; her brother-in-law, Johnny Hatcher and his wife, Teresa.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor may be made to the Bedford Humane Society, 829 Ole Turnpike Dr.  Bedford, VA  24523.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, with Rev. June Carpenter officiating.  Masks and social distancing will be required.  Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Walnut St. Chapel, 540-586-7360.