Thursday, August 11, 2011

Evelyn Moore Hanna

Mrs. Evelyn Moore Hanna, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Friday, August 12, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Jerry Lundy, Rev. Larry Haggard and Andrew Hanna officiating. Interment will be in Rocky Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Hanna was born August 5, 1920, and lived most of her life in the Rocky Hill community in Winston County with her husband of 73 years, Conner S. Hanna. Mrs. Hanna was an avid quilter and an excellent cook. All of her family and friends enjoyed her caramel pies, her hand-grated coconut cakes, and especially her “Grandma Rolls.” She was a long-time member of Harmony Baptist Church, and she worked for many years at Spartus Corporation, retiring in 1985.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hanna is survived by three children: James Hanna and wife, Barbara, of Union, Mississippi; Barbara A. Hanna of Louisville, Mississippi; and Kathy Johnson and husband, Randall, of Noxapater, Mississippi. She is also survived by one sister, Thelma Douglas of Milton, Florida, and two brothers, Duayne Moore of Bonham, Texas, and Leroy Moore of Louisville, Mississippi. Mrs. Hanna also has six grandchildren: Rusty Hanna of Union, Mississippi; Keith Goodin of Madison, Mississippi; Britt Goodin of Mathiston, Mississippi; Chasity Wells, Penny Wells, and Hanna McCain all of Noxapater, Mississippi; nine great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Coy and Lattie Talbert Moore; her brother, Marion Moore; and her sister, Pauline Moore Hinds.

Pallbearers will be Rusty Hanna, Andrew Hanna, Keith Goodin, Britt Goodin, Chris Wells, David Wells, and Joseph McCain. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Albert Moore, Steve Moore, Hunter Goodin and Conner Goodin.

Memorials may be given to the Rocky Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Albert Moore, 389 Rocky Hill Road, Louisville, MS 39339; to Harmony Baptist Church, 320 Harmony Baptist Church Road, Louisville, MS 39339; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at