Alton Leroy Hannah


Alton Leroy

Alton Leroy Hannah, 74, died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Piedmont Memorial Center in Columbus, GA.
He was preceded in death by his son Joey Hannah. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine (Prather) Hannah; his son, Jeff Hannah and his daughter, Meghan Hardesty, his extended family and many close friends.
Born and raised in Newnan, Georgia, the son of Alton and Christine (Pitts) Hannah, he was a resident of Opelika, Alabama.
After graduating from East Coweta High School, he attended Auburn University. He then met his wife, Elaine, and they married in 1968 at St. Paul Methodist Church. In 1967, he joined the U.S. Army, where he retired as a Sergeant First Class.
After serving with the Army, and continuing in the Army Reserves, Leroy joined Ampex Magnetic Tape Corporation where he worked as a Plant Manager. He later opened a florist with his wife where he took great pride in his business before retiring in 2015. He spent the next years cherishing his time with his best friend, his wife.
He was an avid Christian and Man of faith who took great pride in becoming an Ordained Preacher as a Primitive Baptist. He spread the Word of God as the Preacher for the Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church until his failing vision made it nearly impossible to prepare his sermons. Even though he could no longer stand and guide the members of the church, he was always more than grateful for an opportunity to discuss the teachings of the Bible and kneel with someone who needed spiritual guidance. He was a man of God.
A Memorial Service was held at 11:00 a.m. June 26, 2019 at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home in Opelika, with a private burial following.
Frederick-Dean Funeral Home directing.


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