Nancy Ausley Hannon
Nancy Ausley Hannon

Nancy Ausley Hannon of Tallahassee, Florida, died peacefully on October 29, 2011, at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Joseph Ross Hannon; her children, Russ Hannon and wife Sara, Saxon Hannon and wife Sherry; her grandchildren Joseph, Brandon, and Parker Hannon; her sister Anne Lee Heaton and husband Carlos, her brother DuBose Ausley and wife Sallie; her sister-in-law Charlene Hannon Floyd and husband Ed; her brother-in-law Mike Hannon and wife Julie, and her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy, from a pioneering Tallahassee family, was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Loranne Ausley.

Nancy was born in Tallahassee on May 27, 1942, and was a life-long resident of this city. She graduated from Leon High School and attended the University of Georgia and Florida State University. She and Joe were active Maclay parents as their children grew up. They were fortunate to have their children's families living in the Tallahassee area, and they continued their support of and interest in their grandchildren's activities. Grandsons Joe, Brandon and Parker were the special lights of her life, whose company and activities gave her unending joy.

Her legion of family and friends was the centerpiece of Nancy's life. She was a lover of the outdoors and always delighted in sharing her town and beach gardens with them. She willingly lent her artistic talents with flowers, another source of enjoyment for her. She and her sister Anne enjoyed their adventures and travels together in their greeting card and floral businesses. Nancy and Joe had lots of enjoyment RVing around the country. But she, Joe and the boys had an enduring love of St. Teresa, and particularly had fun entertaining family and friends there. She was a longtime member of Faith Presbyterian Church and St. Teresa Community Church. Nancy always enjoyed her participation in the Junior League of Tallahassee, the Cotillion Club of Tallahassee, and the Oleander Garden Club, and the friends she made there.

Nancy was an inspiration to generations of family and friends in her generosity of spirit, boundless energy, and positive outlook on life. She overcame many serious challenges to her health over the course of her 69 years, only relinquishing her strong hold on life after a long and valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Nancy truly lived each day to its fullest.

A memorial service for Nancy will be held at 3:30 PM, EDT, Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2200 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Church's Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church or Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308.

Published by Tallahassee Democrat from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2011.
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What memories of my TALLAHASSEE family
October 24, 2020
Very Sad to see this. May she rest in peace.
November 29, 2011
Saxon, Russ, and Joe,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Nancy was so sweet and gracious. She was a true Southern Lady! Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time-

Sarah and Jeff Rich
The Rich Family
November 2, 2011
Joe & Family, please know that you and
yours are in our thoughts & prayers.
May the Lord grant you peace and
comfort during this time.
Frances Knight Sessions
November 1, 2011
Anne, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your sister. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to you and may happy memories of good times comfort you at this time. I remember her as your "little sister" during our high schol days at Leon.

Elizabeth (Betty) Veal Vant
Elizabeth (Betty) Vant
November 1, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Josephine Jackson
November 1, 2011
Dear Jo, Anne, Duby, Sallie, and all the Ausley family,
My favorite memory of a special time with Nancy was at her 5th or 6th birthday. We sang happy birthday around a "special" cake with candles. Then they lifted up the cake and there were twenty or so baby turtles crawling around. We each got to take one home. Her joyful spirit will be remembered and missed.
Sue Clements Smith
November 1, 2011
Russ & Sara, I am so sorry for your family's loss. Your mom was always so kind and welcoming to us. I loved talking to her & she always made me laugh - usually telling me funny stories about Sara! Thanks for sharing her with us for so many years.

Porschie, Taylor, Michelle & Daniel.
Porschie Biggins
October 31, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you, Nancy was the sweetiest person and I'm so glad I was able to know her. My sincere condolences.
Kelli Vinson-Stroud
October 31, 2011
Joe, Russ, Saxon and family, I am very saddened hearing of Nancy's passing. She was such a beautiful person. So graceful and talented. may our Gracious Heavenly Father wrap his everlasting loving arms around each and everyone of you. May God bless you you all.My thoughts love and prayers are with you all.

Peace be with you
Edna Butler
edna butler
October 31, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
Judy Jennings
October 30, 2011
Our sincere condolences on Nancy's passing.
Ivey G. and Phensri Augustin
Roi Et, Thailand
October 30, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Mike & Margaret Ann McCain
October 30, 2011
May the God of all comfort grant your family peace at this time. ( 1Cor. 1:3,4)
Chris Williams
October 30, 2011
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Steve and Helen Carothers Edwards and Family
October 30, 2011
Love and prayers from the Pennington family.
Hester Pennington
October 30, 2011
The surviving sons of the Late Dr. & Mrs. Odis Kendrick, Jr.send our deep respect and condolences at this time. Odis III,Jim,Bob.........
October 30, 2011
Joe, my prayers are with you, and your family, during these days of sorrow. May God be your support during your period of grief.

David Beagles
October 30, 2011
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