Deborah Lynn Hanna, 69, died peacefully Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Fayetteville. She was born Dec. 7, 1948, in Fort Smith to Warren G. Taylor and Joann M. Ferrell. She was a graduate of Van Buren High School. She married David Leon Hanna and the couple had one child together.

Debby attended Van Buren School District. She was a very active student and participated in many student organizations which included Library Club, Annual Staff, Office Staff, Girl’s Glee Club, Glee Club officer, Triple Trio, Home Ec, FHA, FHA officer, and was a Senior Beauty runner-up. She continued her education at Westark Junior College in Fort Smith.

Debby had a long successful career in accounting and bookkeeping. She was happily retired and enjoying her free time.

Debby was a social, active woman who was involved in church for the majority of her life. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her sister, reading, music, animals, family get-togethers, holidays, and chatting on the phone with friends and family. Her family and friends will always remember her as a loving mother, an avid animal lover and always as a person you could lean on.

Debby is survived by her son, Eric Ryan Hanna and wife Morgan Elizabeth Hanna of Fort Smith; one sister, Diane Hays of Van Buren; one brother-in-law, Philip Hays of Van Buren; one nephew, Jason Dax Hays and Jennifer Collins of Van Buren; and her rescue cat, Lady Punkin. She was preceded in death by her father, Warren G. Taylor; and her mother, Joann M. Taylor.

A graveside service to celebrate Debby’s life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren. A memorial reception will take place following the service at her parent’s house in Van Buren.

Service and cremation are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Flowers may be sent to Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith.

Memorials may be sent to ASPCA, (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804.

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