Donald Hanafee Sr.
The Messenger. 05.08.08
Donald Norbert Hanafee Sr., 84, of Jackson died May 7, 2008, at his home after a brief illness. He had been president of Hanafee Brothers Sawmill in Troy.
A rosary will be said at 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jackson. The funeral mass is set for 2 p.m., with burial following at Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson.
Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral mass.
Pallbearers will be Hewitt Hanafee, Fred Young III, Charles Young, James Young, Fred Young IV, David Hanafee, Jim Adair, John Hurst, Lloyd Bradley and Stanley Switzer.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church building fund or the charity of the donor’s choice.
He was born July 26, 1923, in Jackson, son of the late William Conrad and Ann (Tracy) Hanafee. He was married to the former Patricia Jeanne Cashon Oct. 26, 1946. She survives.
He was a 1942 graduate of the former Jackson High School and was a U.S. Marine Corps 6th Division veteran. During World War II, he participated in the battles of Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, Saipan, Guam and Okinawa. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
He was also past president of Jackson Sawmill and had been a member of Memphis Lumbermen’s Club for more than 63 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a member of South Central Lumbermen Club.
Survivors also include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Leigh Hanafee and Conrad and Sonia Hanafee; seven grandchildren, Sophie Hanafee, Mae Hanafee, Hewitt Hanafee, Layla Hanafee, Maria DeJesus, Carlos Santiago and Natalia Santiago; his sister, Betty Hanafee; his brother-in-law and his wife, Butch and Gay Cashon; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, David Hanafee and Billy Hanafee; and two sisters, Jane Mooney and Ann Tracy Walt.