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Patricia Pittman Hanna

Florence, South Carolina

Aug 29, 1943 – Aug 30, 2020 (Age 77)


August 29, 1943
August 30, 2020
Florence, South Carolina


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Waters-Powell Funeral Home - Florence Obituary

         Patricia Pittman Hanna, 77, died Sunday, August 30, 2020 at her home in Florence, South Carolina.  She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

         She was born August 29, 1943 in Scotland County, North Carolina, to the late Rufus and Margaret Stewart Pittman.

         She attended Wagram High School and graduated from Appalachian State University in 1964 with a BS in English. She later received her Master’s Degree in Guidance Counseling, from Francis Marion College. She taught in Greensboro, Jamestown, Eden, and Winston Salem, NC, and Florence, SC. She served as Guidance Counselor and later as Principal of Moore Middle School in Florence, SC.

         Pat enjoyed time with family, being at the beach, and traveling the world with her late husband, Dewey Hanna. She enjoyed her time gardening, and her work with the Four O’Clock Garden Club, where she served as co-president. She was leader of the Elizabeth Moody Women’s Circle, and member of Central United Methodist Church.  She served as a McLeod Angel and loved delivering meals on wheels. Pat was also very active in the Florence Symphony Guild, as well as other community organizations.

         She is survived by a son, Stewart (Julie) McKelvey, of Camden, SC; a daughter, Missy (Kim) Biggs of Columbia, SC; a step-son, Mark (Anne) Hanna of Florence, SC; a step-daughter, Marla (Sonny) Slaughter of Florence, SC, and a sister, Ellen Watts of Walkertown, NC. She is also survived by her grandchildren, William McKelvey, Fletcher and Maggie Biggs, Heyward and Elizabeth Anne Hanna, and Mason and Milly Slaughter.

         Mrs. Hanna was predeceased by her husband, Dewey Wayne Hanna, and her sister, Katherine Pittman Cox.

         A private burial will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home.

         In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 265 W. Cheves Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501.





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Stuart and Missy, we send our condolences and sorrow for your loss. There are so many happy memories of the times our families spent together. With love from the Dunns, Carol, Larry, Stephanie and Steve.

Pat was one of the nicest people I knew in Florence. Her generous spirit and willingness to take on any task will live on in many folk’s memories. I first met her as principal of my daughters school and then worked closely with her in the Florence Symphony Guild. A really sad day when I read she had passed away. She’s definitely with the angels

So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I knew her through the Symphony Guild and enjoyed working with her on our projects. She will be sorely missed and I pray you will find peace in these difficult days.

I enjoyed being in Garden Club with Pat. She was so knowledgeable & loved gardening. Praying for her family.

I will miss Pat. I enjoyed conversations with her when she was building her home. She was a thoughtful and caring person.
Bill Rauh

I was privileged to work with Pat Hanna at Moore Middle School. She gave me my first job as a school administrator. I learned so very much from her. She was very bright and she cared greatly for her students, staff and faculty. May God bless her spirit and provide comfort to her family and friends .