Cecil Lee Hanshew

                                                    ┌── Daniel Matthew Hanshew
                                                    │    1852-1924 
                        ┌── William Henry Hanshew ──┤
                        │    1874-1953              │
                        │                           └── Clarinda Francis Clay
                        │                                1854-1924 
Cecil Lee Hanshew ──────┤
B: 1922                 │
D: 2006                 │
                        └── Maude Moore
M: Bessie Mae Thornhill
   ├── Rickie Lee Hanshew (1952-) 1,2
   ├── Linda Hanshew  1,2
   ├── Danny Lynn Hanshew (1955-) 1,2
   └── Anthony W. Hanshew (1960-) 1,2

M: Martha Jeanne Debord

Cecil Lee Hanshew     [ID 07264] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 20 1922, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.3,4,5,6,7,8  

He married Bessie Mae Thornhill.2  

He then married Martha Jeanne Debord2 [Jeanne DeBord6,9].  It appears that Jeanne had been previously married to a Denny DeBord.9  

It appears that Cecil and Jeanne were divorced.5,6,9  Jeanne currently (2005) resides in Winter Park, Florida.5  

In 2005 Cecil was living in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida.5,10  

Cecil Lee Hanshew died Jan 23 2006, Orlando, Orange County, Florida; age 83.6,7,8  

Cecil's obituary was published in the "Orlando Sentinel" (Orlando, Florida) on Friday, January 27, 2006:6

Cecil Lee Hanshew

HANSHEW, CECIL LEE, age 83 of Orlando passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2006.  Born in Little Rock, AR, he moved to Central Florida in 1969.  He was retired from the floor covering industry.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, an accomplished musician and singer, and of the Baptist Faith.  He is survived by his wife, Martha Hanshew; sons, Dan and Tony both of Winter Park, Rick of Apopka, daughter, Linda Gallagher of CO, son, Russell DeBord of OH, daughters, Theresa Paige and Darla Wright both of Orlando, Deborah Thomas of IN and son, Bradley DeBord of Orlando; sister, Violet Evans of MO; brother, Arthur Hanshew of CA; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 from 6-8PM at Newcomer Family Funeral Home, 895 S. Goldenrod Rd., Orlando.  To leave a special message for the family online, please visit: www.newcomerfamily.com.

Another obituary was published in the "Daily Leader" (Brookhaven, Mississippi) on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:7

Cecil Lee Hanshew

Services for Cecil Lee Hanshew, of Orlando, Fla., are 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at Community Funeral Services with burial in Fair River Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Visitation is Monday from 9 a.m. until services at the funeral home.  

Mr. Hanshew, 83, died Jan. 23, 2006, in Orlando, Fla.  He was born on July 20, 1922, to Henry Hanshew and Maude Moore Hanshew.  

He was a member of the Baptist faith.  He was a veteran of the Navy during World War II.  

Preceding him in death were his parents.  

Survivors are his wife, Martha Hanshew, of Orlando, Fla.; his sons, Dan Hanshew and Tony Hanshew, both of Winter Park, Fla., and Rick Hanshew, of Apopka, Fla.; his daughter, Linda Gallagher, of Colorado; his step sons, Russvell DeBord, of Ohio, and Bradley DeBord, of Orlando, Fla.; his step daughters, Theresa Paige and Darla Wright, of Orlando, Fla., and Deborah Thomas, of Indiana; his brother, Arthur Hanshew, of California; his sister, Violet Evans, of Montana; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

(photo)Photo: Cecil Lee Hanshew 6

Social Security information for Cecil Lee Hanshew: 430-26-1454


  1. Obituary of Cecil Lee Hanshew.
  2. Contribution from Tony Hanshew.
  3. Contribution from Dean Hanshew.
  4. 1930 census, Blufton Township, Yell County, Arkansas; roll T626-99, ED 1, page 1B, line #51, dwelling #10, family #10.
  5. U.S. Public Records Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Obituary of Cecil Lee Hanshew; the Orlando Sentinel, Jan 27 2006:
  7. Obituary of Cecil Lee Hanshew; the "Daily Leader", Jan 31 2006;
    "Obituary Collection", http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. "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
  9. Obituary of Carrick Keenan DeBord; "The Plain Dealer", Dec 1 2005; contributed by Hurshel Debord ().
  10. Obituary of Woodrow Hanshew.

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