George Edward Hannah

December 1, 1934 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 85)


George Edward Hannah


Born December 01, 1934, at home on the family farm in Roopville, Georgia, to George W. Hannah and Nora Howard Hannah.  He attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia when all students worked for tuition and room and board.  He served in the U.S. Army in Germany.  Most of his career was spent in the automobile industry in sales and management.  From management he became an entrepreneur developing and marketing materials to dealers, a business which he and his wife operated for almost thirty years.

He was an active member of Madison First United Methodist Church and previously active in Marietta First United Methodist Church and Tillman Memorial United Methodist Church of Smyrna, GA.  He always said the only thing he ever joined was the church; didn’t join clubs but did like people!  He was, however, a member of several local organizations.  He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid gardener.  He was an avid reader and liked to travel.

Ed Hannah was predeceased by his parents, George W. Hannah and Nora Howard Hannah.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Louise Wise and three daughters, Judith (Tom) Skidmore of Duluth, GA, Jennifer (Jeff Jones) Hannah of Cumming, GA and Meredith (Emory) Schroeter of Griffin, GA and six grandchildren: Lew (Alisha) Griffin of Cumming, GA, Hunter (Julia) Griffin of Dawsonville, GA, Anna Leigh Schroeter and Stuart Schroeter of Griffin, GA and Samson Skidmore and Shepherd Skidmore of Duluth, GA.  One of eleven children, he is survived by siblings, Emmie Christopher, Geanie Cooper and Airail (Nelle Ruth) Hannah.  He is predeceased by Frances (Ermal) Ainscough, Hazel (Lewis) Yarbough, Helen (Dillard) Jackson, Betty (Roy) Hood, Fred (Marie) Hannah, Grover (Gladys) Hannah and Ray (Mary) Hannah.  He is predeceased by brothers-in-law, Guy Christopher and Earl Cooper.  He is also survived by sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth Wise Davenport and Tip Davenport.  He leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be held at Madison First United Methodist Church. 

A memorial reception will be held at the family home after the danger of the COVID pandemic has passed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the JH Ministry of Madison First United Methodist Church PO Box 350 Madison, GA 30650.

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