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Cecil Wendell Hannaford

Dunwoody, Georgia

May 12, 1924 – Oct 30, 2017 (Age 93)

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Born in Calhoun County, Mississippi to James Thomas and Dora Alice Foster Hannaford, Cecil Wendell Hannaford was the youngest of four boys. Growing up in rural Mississippi, hard hit by the Great Depression, Cecil worked the farm alongside his father and three brothers. There he learned the...

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I thank you Cecil for being a such a good and loyal friend, first to my father during your stressful time in combat together during WWII. Then, with your wife Mary Jo, to my parents. And then upon Dad's death, to my mother, brother, and to me in the many years following. You conducted yourself throughout life like the child of God you are, and you dealt with the difficult indignities of failing health during these last two years with dignity and grace. Rest in eternal peace and joy.

A very fine man. I introduced him to Doris at a dinner party. They lingered so long afterwards, by her car, that I couldn't take the garbage out. She was so taken by him--his kindness

So glad he's in a happier place now. Fond memories linger.

Cecil was so dear to his family. Our deepest condolences to Joey and Jim. Tom and Joan

Our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Hannaford. It's apparent that he left lasting impressions on all that he met, and was a true American military hero. God bless his soul.

I really can't find adequate words to express my gratefulness to Cecil. He accepted me into his family as a son-in-law and was the steadiest supporter of my marriage with Joey. Cecil was the most dutiful man I have ever known and stayed strong throughout his long life in the support of family and friends. His unwavering sense of fairness to all inspired admiration by all who knew him. I will miss him so.

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your love one Cecil.May you find peace and comfort in the God of all comfort.

We are thankful for Cecil and the many gifts he leaves behind which includes his daughter Joey who continues to provide joy in our family. Andy, Brooks and Darlene Anderson

Uncle Cecil, besides being a steadfast brick of the family, himself, was also the mortar that cemented the extended family into the strong, loving bond that it is today. His visits to family members when geographically near, whether on a business trip or a pleasure vacation was mortar. His frequent telephone calls were the same; likewise, the faithful and perpetual birthday cards. His constant promotion of family reunions, get-togethers, and attendance of various milestone family events was...

As a member of VFW Post 10822, I knew Cecil to be a gracious, humorous and wonderful person. As long as he was able to come he attended meetings that were aimed at helping veterans. As a WWll vet, I always looked up to and was in awe of what he went thru. He will be missed. Blue skies forever Cecil.