George Loyd "Buddy" Hanson

George Loyd Hanson
Virginia Beach - George Loyd "Buddy" Hanson, 81, of Amherst, Virginia, passed away on August 21, 2013. He was the son of the late John Loyd and Virginia Scott Hanson.
He was a social studies teacher and guidance counselor in Chesterfield County, then became a guidance counselor at Nelson County High School until his retirement. A supporter of the Academy of Music Theatre in Lynchburg, his hope was to be in the first audience when the theatre was restored to its former glory.
He is survived by two sisters, Shirley Hanson Roberts (Richard D.) of Virginia Beach and Doris Hanson Sutherland of Lynchburg, as well as five nieces, one nephew, and several great-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 25, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Dr. Robert A. Wilson officiating. Following the service, the family will host a reception for family and friends at the Academy of Fine Arts, 600 Main St., Lynchburg, VA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Academy of Fine Arts, 600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504.
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Whitten Monelison Chapel
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 25, 2013