ALBANY -- James B. (Jim) Hanna, 59, of Albany, GA, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at Willson Hospice House. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Behrend will officiate.

A native of Hemingway, SC, born to the late Loyd and Della Marie Hudson Hanna, Jim had lived in Albany, GA since 1980, moving from Tallahassee, FL. He was employed with Miller Brewing Company and Merck Chemical Company. Jim received his Masters degree from Florida State University.

He is survived by his companion, Susan M. Hill of Albany, GA.

Those desiring may make contributions to The American Cancer Society, 323 Pine Ave., Suite 100, Albany, GA 31701.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

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Mathews Funeral Home

Albany 229/435-5657