Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:00 pm
The Messenger, September 19, 2012
Margaret Elizabeth “Liz” (Flowers) Hantes, 70, of Dallas, formerly of this area, passed away peacefully Sept. 13 in Kingston, N.Y., after a courageous battle with ALS.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Harris Station United Methodist Church and interment will be in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Hantes will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the funeral hour. Visitation will be Friday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton from 5-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Dallas Sept. 29 from 2-5 p.m. at Pappacito’s, Northwest Hwy. at I-35, 10433 Lom-bardy Lane, Dallas, TX 75220. The phone number is (214) 350-1970.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.
She was born in Fulton June 29, 1942, to Dorothy Watts and James Flowers of Union City and graduated from South Fulton High School in 1960. In 1966 she met and married Samuel George Hantes and moved to Dallas, where they settled and began a family.
In her youth, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Harris Station. She continued in the faith, raising her daughter at the First United Methodist Church of Mesquite, Texas, and most recently became a member of First United Methodist Church of Coppell, Texas.
Liz had a very successful career in the transportation business, beginning her career at Sears Roebuck and Co. In 1981 she was hired by Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. and charged with the job of overhauling the entire ground transportation department. Over 28 years, she dedicated herself to building a seamless logistics department that worked hand in hand with local, state, national and international agencies to allow products to be sourced, manufactured, packaged and distributed to the four corners of the world. She retired with great accolades and honors at the beginning of 2010.
A respected member of the transportation community, she was a member and past president of both the Transportation Club of Dallas and Delta Nu Alpha Fraternity, receiving Woman of the Year and numerous other commendations.
She was an honor graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a double major in business administration and psychology. In her free time, she loved to travel the world, experiencing new cultures and studying Spanish.
Liz never met a stranger.
She is survived by her daughter Lisa Hantes of Kingston; her brothers, William Covey and Charles Covey; her sisters, Kathy Loredo of Dallas and Lori Fernandez and Sherri Arnold of Illinois.
She is known in her family as the kind, caring matriarch, always at the game, graduation or recital. Her legacy lives on in the children of her nieces and nephews and all people who have been touched by her kindness. The list goes on.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.