Piedmont - Ruby Lois Freeman Hanson, 87, of Piedmont, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 10, 2013. She was an avid gardener, textile worker, loved flowers, was a "super good cook", and seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Edward Hanson Sr., who together pastored Emmanuel Holiness Church for 43 years, serving as her husband's intercessory prayer warrior. After retiring, they attended Hughes Street Congregational Holiness Church. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Dewayne Ward. Survivors include her daughters, Bobbie Ward, of Jackson, Tenn., Sandra (Jim) Adderhold, of Wedowee, Martha (Lewis) Rhinehart, of Rock Run, and Brenda Gould, of Villa Rica, Ga.; sons, Cecil E. (Marcia) Hanson Jr., of Piedmont, Jimmy (Cyndi) Hanson, of McDonough, Ga., Charles (Susan) Hanson, of Griffin, Ga., and Dennis (Eva) Hanson, of Piedmont; twenty-nine grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Hughes Street Congregational Holiness Church with burial in Piedmont Memory Garden. Visitation will be today, January 11, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at Dansby Heritage Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Piedmont Health Care, New Beacon Hospice and to Dr. Russell Ulrich. Dansby Heritage Chapel is honored to serve the Hanson Family.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 11, 2013