April 19, 2024
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Johnny Francis Hanson

1921 – 2020

Graveside services for Johnny Francis Smiley Hanson “Memaw”, 99, of Lone Oak, were held on October 15 at Hall Cemetery in Lone Oak. Russell Mims and Augie Gomez officiated. 

Pallbearers were Dustin Sasser, Daniel Hanson, Brack Key, R.T. Gentry, Jonathan McClure and Shane Lohman. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Manning, Michael Lohman, Garrett Land, Levi Sasser and David Hanson.

Mrs. Hanson died on October 12, 2020, at her residence in Lone Oak. She was born September 29, 1921, in Lone Oak to John Thomas and Claudia Lee Slemmons Smiley. She spent her early years in Lone Oak and graduated from Lone Oak High School, Class of 1939. She lived in Commerce from 1973 to 1995, before moving back to Lone Oak. She owned and operated Hanson’s Washateria, while working at Haggar Slacks in Greenville. She retired from Haggar Slacks in 1989, with 35 years of service and with perfect attendance for 25 of those years. 

Mrs. Hanson is survived by sons, Danny Hanson and wife June and Tommy Hanson, all of Lone Oak; daughter-in-law, Michelle Hanson of Lone Oak; sister, Peggy “Shirley” Manning of Commerce; six grandchildren, Danae Sasser of Lone Oak, David Hanson and wife Felisa of Lone Oak, Tonya Lohman and husband Shane of Jefferson, Ashley Key and husband Brack of Dallas, Charli Holt of Quinlan and Maggie Frances Hanson-Land and husband Garrett of Lone Oak; 14 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Gail Stevenson; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Cory Lee Hanson; sisters, Geraldene Stevens and Nina Bernice Smiley; the father of her children, L.W. Hanson; and former daughter-in-law, Kennette Hanson, mother of Cory Lee Hanson.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home in Lone Oak.