Norman S. Hannsz

Norman S. Hannsz, 91, of Orrick, passed away at 12:42 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at the Ray County Hospital in Richmond.

Norman was born on Jan. 10, 1916 in Ray County, the son of Adolph Robert Herman and Mary Elizabeth (Stevinson) Hannsz. He married Flora M. Masters of Searcy, Ark. on Nov. 24, 1938. She preceded him in death on August 26, 2006.

Norman was a United States Army veteran during WWII. He was employed at the Bank of Orrick, for 41 years, retiring as Bank President and Chairman of the Board in 1983. He continued to serve on that board until June of 2007. He served as a board member and treasure of the Orrick School District, member of the Lions Club and a member of the Orrick American Legion Post. He was a 50-year member of the ADA Masonic Lodge #444, the Ararat Shrine and the Richmond Shrine Club. He was a life long member of the Orrick United Methodist Church.

Survivors include; one son and daughter-in-law, Keith Hannsz and his wife, Martha Lou, of Liberty; two grandsons and their spouses, Michael K. Hannsz and his wife, Liana, Timothy D. Hannsz and his wife, Michelle; two great- grandsons, Tyler Dale Hannsz and Joshua Louis Hannsz and several nieces and nephews.

His wife Flora, who passed away on Aug. 26, 2006; his parents; three brothers, Hobart Hannsz, William Hannsz, and Clarence Stevinson and one sister, Leona England, preceded him in death.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Orrick United Methodist Church, South Point Cemetery, or to the Orrick Community Center.

Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, from 5 to 8 p.m., where a Masonic service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Orrick United Methodist Church. Burial will be in South Point Cemetery near Orrick, with military honors provided by the Richmond American Legion Post #237 and the Richmond VFW Post #4398.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

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