Donald Eugene Hanshew

                                                    ┌── John Tyler Hanshewc1845-1925 
                         ┌── David Bittle Hanshew ──┤
                         │    1882-1950             │
                         │                          └── Margaret Lurinda Hubble
                         │                               1850-1941 
Donald Eugene Hanshew ───┤
B: 1931                  │                          ┌── China Enoch Bales
D: 2009                  │                          │
                         └── Beulah Gay Bales ──────┤
                              1890-1981             │
                                                    └── Sarah Catherine Umbarger
M: Mae Hancock
   ├── Rick Hanshew  1
   ├── Teresa Hanshew  1
   └── Lori Hanshew  1

Donald Eugene Hanshew     [ID 12563] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 23 1931, Nebo, Virginia.2,3  

He married Mae Hancock, about 1958.2,4  

In 2006 Donald and Mae were living in Ceres, Bland County, Virginia.4  

Donald Eugene Hanshew died Nov 26 2009, at his home, Nebo, Virginia; buried Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Ceres, Bland County, Virginia.2  (Nov 27 2009).3  

Donald's obituary was published in the "Wytheville Enterprise" (Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia) on December 2, 2009:2

Donald Eugene Hanshew died Nov. 26, 2009, following a nearly two-year-long battle with lymphoma.  He died at his home in Nebo surrounded by his family.  He was born in Nebo on June 23, 1931 to the late D.B. and Beulah Hanshew.  He retired from Virginia House Furniture after 36 years of dedicated service, but his true love was operating his small farm, which he especially enjoyed following his retirement in 2000.  He was an active member of several community and civic groups, including serving as superintendent of Ezelle Methodist Church, charter member of Nebo Community Club and Nebo Ruritan.  He was a charter member as well as a former chief of the Nebo Fire Department, and member of several other community clubs.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.  Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mae Hancock Hanshew; one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Joyce Hanshew; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Larry Pucci and Lori and Rickey Shrewsbury; one brother, Randolph Hanshew; eight grandchildren, Tiffany H. Steele, Brett Hanshew and wife, Debra, Jessica Pavkov and husband, Eric, Alex Pucci, Austin Pucci, Katelyn Shrewsbury, Connor Pucci, and Logan Shrewsbury; two very special infant great-granddaughters; Isabella "Sweet Pea" Hanshew and Olivia "Sweetie Pie" Pavkov; one brother-in-law, Alvin Hancock and two sisters-in-law, Doris Thompson and husband, Lenden, and Aileen Solomon and husband, Donald; several nieces and nephews; and his canine companions, Zorro and Ranger.  The family received visitors at Bradley's Funeral Home Saturday, Nov. 28, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.  A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Bradley's Funeral Home with the Rev. Will Shelton and the Rev. Bill Schoneman officiating.  Interment followed in Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Nebo.  Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were nephews, friends and church family members.  Flowers were appreciated or memorial donations can be made in Donald's memory to the Ezelle Methodist Church, c/o Debbie Kegley, 952 Sunset River Road, Ceres, VA 24318.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com.  Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, was in charge of arrangements.


Sources

  1. Obituary of Donald Eugene Hanshew.
  2. http://www.findagrave.com.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  4. Obituary of Edith L. (Hanshew) Stephenson.


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