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Dr Ethel Joyce "Hanna" Gillion
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1932
Death: Jul. 20, 2004

Hanna Gillion, a resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at the age of 71 after a long illness. A native of Butler County, Alabama, Dr. Gillion earned degrees from Montevallo College, Troy State University, and the University of Alabama. She was a Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alabama from 1962 until her retirement in 1994. Dr. Gillion was instrumental in pioneering women's intercollegiate athletics at the university. In the days before the university paid salaries to women coaches or funded women's teams, she funded, coached and paid travel expenses for the women's volleyball, tennis and golf teams. She led the Title IX fight for equality in funding women's athletics, which resulted in the first university funding of women's intercollegiate teams.

Dr. Gillion is survived by two sisters, Ruby Tuckerman of Glenside, Pennsylvania, and Mary Helen Childress of Slapout, Alabama, and seven nieces and nephews, John Tuckerman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Michael Gillion of Mobile, Alabama, Sherry Edmondson of Cary, North Carolina, Patricia Gillion of Montgomery, Alabama, Rory Childress of Carrolton, Texas, Mark Childress of New York, New York and Alan Childress of New Orleans, Louisiana.

A funeral service for Dr. Gillion was held on July 23, 2004 at the Bethel Methodist Church in Butler County, Alabama.

Family links: 
  Joe Horace Gillion (1900 - 1954)
  Cora Estella Freeman Gillion (1902 - 1970)
  Joseph Horace Gillion (1922 - 1987)*
  Ethel Joyce Gillion (1932 - 2004)
*Calculated relationship
Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery
Butler County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Bill
Record added: Jun 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92442860
Dr Ethel Joyce Hanna Gillion
Added by: Bill
Dr Ethel Joyce Hanna Gillion
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Dr Ethel Joyce Hanna Gillion
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 Added: Jun. 23, 2012

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