Mrs. Sibyl Burnette Hanson

Published 10:18pm Thursday, November 14, 2013

Funeral service for Mrs. Sibyl Burnette Hanson, 93, of New Site will be Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home.  Randy Anderson will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park.  Visitation will be Friday, November 15, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hanson passed away at her home in New Site November 13, 2013. She was born November 12, 1920 in Tallapoosa County to Willa Ruth Moody Burnette and Owen Allen Burnette.  She grew up in the Cowpens community and graduated from New Site School in 1938. After high school she attended Norwood Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1941. She then began a career as a registered nurse that lasted until 1990. Sibyl had fond memories of her times at the “Old” Russell Hospital where she began her career.
After nursing school she married William Howard Hanson and her oldest son, Larry was born. After Howard’s death in WWII she married Ralph Murlyn Hanson and Martha, Phillip and Amy were born.
She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church yet she maintained a special relationship with Rocky Creek Baptist Church that began in her childhood.
She was preceded in death by; Howard Hanson, Ralph Hanson, her parents and beloved brother in law, Wayne B. Whatley.
Survivors include;  children; Larry Hanson (Judy), Martha H. Herndon (Darrell), Phillip O. Hanson (Debra) and Amy H. Perkins (Sam).  Seven grandchildren; Cindy Jackson (Carl), Julie Carlisle (Dameon), Melody Grant (Tim), Toby Hanson (Angela), Chelsea Herndon, Graham Herndon and Zachary Perkins. Seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild;  sister; Daphne B. Whatley; brother in law, James E. Hanson (Jodie); two nephews and three nieces.
The family would like to recognize and give thanks to Ola Hoytt. Ola’s kind and excellent care allowed Sibyl to remain in her home this past year.
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Radney Funeral Home of Alexander City is in charge of the arrangements.