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Timothy Hearn’s family and friends remember him fondly



Timothy Hearn

Yesterday’s news brought some closure to Timothy Hearn’s family and friends after 21 months. The remains found last month near Natchez matched the DNA of Hearn’s mother, proving the remains were his.

Hearn, a Navy veteran, went missing from a towboat belonging to Riverside Construction near St. Joseph, Louisiana, in the early morning hours of Nov. 3, 2018. The company had employed him for about a month at the time of his disappearance.

Carmen Hearn Hancock, Timothy’s mother, said her faith has seen her through this struggle along with the support of family and friends.

“God’s got this,” Hancock said, adding, “With God and family, we can overcome anything.”

Hancock talked about the impact Timothy’s disappearance had on her daughters Carley and Kayla Hancock. “They treasured each other,” said their mother.

Hancock said Timothy also leaves behind a daughter, Luraine Alexandria Hearn, who just turned 2 in July.

She went on to talk about her son’s sense of humor which she likened to her father, Billy Hearn.

“We were always cracking jokes and having some good laughs,” she said.

Timothy Hearn’s aunt, Tracey Porter, fought back tears as she discussed her nephew.

“He was like a son to me,” she said.  “He was my little hunting buddy.”

Longtime family friend Kacie Lindsey also remembers Timothy fondly.

“Tim was a part of our family,” Lindsey said. “My children considered him their brother, especially my daughter, Maddy. He will be missed and will never be forgotten.”


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