Edna Hannaford, 93

Funeral services for Edna Evline Griffin Hannaford, 93, of Gainesville,  were held Jan. 25, 2020, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Jeff Dotson officiating. Mrs. Hannaford died peacefully  on Jan. 22 at Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville.

She was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Oakland Arkansas, the daughter of Jack Griffin and Nancy Lee Griffin. 

On Dec. 23, 1947, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, she married Albert Holt Hannaford. She was a member of the Brushy Knob General Baptist Church, where she served as secretary, treasurer and Sunday school teacher for many years.

Most remember her as a cafeteria cook for the Gainesville School system, from which she retired. She also worked at the Bushong Grocery Store, meeting and making friends that lasted a life-time. 

She loved spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren anytime she could. She was famous for her pork roast, cinnamon rolls, and biscuits with cocoa gravy. She loved making quilts and sewing dresses for her girls.

Surviving are her sons, Charles, Alva and wife Linda, and James and wife Sherry, of Gainesville, and daughter Janice Rothermich and husband Tom of Troy; 14 grandchildren, Melinda Abraham, Angie Calvert, Hope Hillhouse, Nathan Hannaford, Mike Hannaford, Scott Hannaford, Lacy Mehrhoff, Erin Yarger, Tracy Junte, Rick Smith, Jimmy Hannaford, Alicia Adamson, Joshua Hannaford and Jeremy Hannaford; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; also, one brother Ray Griffin of the Kansas City area.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died May 31, 1995; her siblings, Delphia Powell, Delmer Griffin, John Griffin, Maxine Satterfield, and Ethelene McClendon; one grandson, Robert Holt Hannaford; and one great-grandson Matthew Holt Abraham.

Burial will be in the Brushy Knob Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Brushy Knob Cemetery.

 Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.

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