Sarah Glass Hannay, age 87, a native of Monroe, passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Monday, July 15, 2013, following a long illness.
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Mrs. Hannay was the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Hibbard Glass. She was a graduate of Monroe High School, where she enjoyed playing basketball. During World War II, she worked in the Bell bomber plant in Marietta, where she helped assemble B-29 bombers. She enjoyed her part-time employment with the Registrar's office at the University of Georgia, as well as serving as a poll worker for several years in Athens-Clarke County.
Mrs. Hannay was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church for over 40 years. She was a long-standing and dedicated member of the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, where she volunteered over 6200 hours.
She was preceded in death in 2010 by her husband of 65 years, John Norman Hannay, and is survived by her children, Richard Norman (Marsha Jones) Hannay, of Watkinsville, and Edward Stephen (Jan Weeks) Hannay Sr., of Valdosta; brother, Marshall (Margaret) Glass; grandchildren, Dr. Richard Scott (Dr. Jennie Higdon) Hannay, John Alexander Hannay, Michael Ryan Hannay, Sarah Allison (Charles Albert IV) Shenton, Edward Stephen (Brock Dantzler) Hannay Jr., and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Hannay; and great-grandchildren, Matthew Scott Hannay, William Hunter Hannay, Charles Albert Shenton V, and John Robinson Shenton.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sky Pratt officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Mary's Hospice House, on Jennings Mill Road, in Bogart, by mailing to P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Bernstein Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on July 19, 2013