Donald Hanner – July 31, 2019

Donald Hanner, 76, of St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his son’s home with Hospice in Rome, GA.

Don was born October 10, 1942 in Macon, GA, to the late Joel and Mary Grantham Hanner.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dianne Hanner and step father Marion Walton.

Don had been a resident of Camden County for 44 years, and had been employed with Ga Power for 32 years as a Lineman, then most of his career as Local Manager.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was a member of the Hardee’s Breakfast Club.

Survivors include his son, Joel Hanner and wife Salina of Rome, and granddaughter Julia Hanner.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:00 am at the St. Marys United Methodist Church with Pastor Andrew Edwards, III officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery in Macon, GA, with military honors.

Pallbearers: Stan Davis, Stanton Davis, Dewayne Edwards, George Gulledge, Mick Williams, and Joshua Avera.

The Family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the ALS Foundation.

Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.



One thought on “Donald Hanner – July 31, 2019

  1. Donald MacDougall

    Don Hanner and I were army buddies at a Nike missile site in Connecticut in 1960 and 1961. I lost
    contact with him until several decades later. I posted my email address on a Nike missile website.
    The only hit I got was from Don Hanner. We talked on the phone, and I learned he had been in touch
    with some other guys from the South with whom we served. In about 2005 we agreed to meet for a
    reunion at the home of Richard Lacy, who lived just north of Biloxi, Mississippi. It took me seven
    days of driving, but I finally got to the Gulf Coast. It’s quite a way from the San Francisco Bay Area.
    Anyway, we had a great time catching up. I was there, Don was there, Richard was there, and so was
    Gifford Flynt, who had joined the army on the buddy plan with Richard. We had good food and good
    conversation. I swapped email with Don until just a few weeks ago. Then the messages stopped
    coming. I am deeply saddened to learn of Don Hanner’s passing.

    Don MacDougall.


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