Marshall Hannah, Sr.

ALBANY -- After a courageous struggle with cancer, Marshall Lynn Hannah, Sr., 63, of Arlington, GA, died on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA.

Marshall was born on January 20, 1949, in Little Rock, AR, to Thomas Lee Hannah and the late Ruth Geraldine Hammons Smith. He served in the Navy and was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War. He loved working with wood and gardening, but his favorite pastime was sitting on the front porch, playing backgammon, with his wife. Marshall was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. His caring, accepting, and giving nature prompted many throughout his lifetime to regard Marshall as a trusted friend.

Marshall is survived by his wife and best friend of 43 years, Donna Hatcher Hannah of Arlington, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Shelli and Jonathon Dew of Albany, GA; daughter, Paige McKnight of Leesburg, GA; son, Marshall Hannah, Jr. of Arlington, GA; three grandchildren, Cassidi Hannah, Emily McKnight and Logan McKnight; brothers and sisters-in-law, Barrett and Dot Hannah of Senatobia, MS, Jack and Betty Smith of Wichita, KS, Joseph Smith of Senatobia, MS, and Connie Hatcher of Arlington, GA; father and step-mother Thomas Lee and Lavonne Hannah of Eugene, OR.

Marshall was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Ruth and Jack Smith of Memphis, TN.

A Celebration of Life, for Marshall, will be held Saturday, April 28th, between 11:00a.m. and 2:00p.m., at Marshall's home, 47 Greenleaf Ave., Arlington, GA.

The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses, respiratory therapists, support staff and physicians who gave compassionate care and comfort to Marshall and the family. You are so very much appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Willson Hospice House, 320 Fountain Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152