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Martha Hanna

March 25, 1930 — January 19, 2021

Martha Ann Giles Hanna, age 90 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Eiffel Gardens in Paris.

Martha was a former secretary at Henry County High School.  She then worked as an Administrative Assistant at Kesterson Food Company for over 10 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, belonging to the LLL group, and had served as a Sunday school teacher for the Joy Class.  She formerly worked as secretary to the first African American Five star general, Benjamin O. Davis when she and her husband Ken were stationed in Japan.  She also formerly co-owned and operated Sally Lane’s Candy with her husband Ken.  Before moving in to town for health reasons, she enjoyed her flowers at her country home.

Born March 25, 1930, in Lawrenceburg, TN, she was the daughter of the late Asa Giles and the late Myra Chaffin Giles.

She was married on July 30, 1950, to Ken Hanna, who died May 6, 2012.

Survivors include special friends and caregivers, Tommy (Sally) Kesterson of Paris, and their families; one daughter, Robin (Frank) Hickman of Duncan, OK; two grandchildren, Lydia Ruth (Justin) Keeling of Symsonia, KY, and Rachel (Steve) Smith of Cordova, TN; 6 great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Hanna of Murfreesboro, TN.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St./P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242, will be handling the arrangements. Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Friday, January 22, 2021, from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.  Her graveside service will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Todd Henson officiating.

Burial will follow the service in Memorial Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Henson, Jimmy Williams, Jerry Joyner, Vern Steedly, John Wilkins, and Kevin Hanna.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 313 N. Poplar St., Paris, TN  38242.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Friday, January 22, 2021

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