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Hattie Elizabeth France Lanham
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1922
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2011

Hattie Elizabeth Lanham Smith, 88, of Ovapa was joyously welcomed home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the home of her daughter.

She was born June 26, 1922, in Kanawha County to the late Ranson "Sonny" and Dovie Fields France. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Christopher C. Lanham and Alonzo L. Smith; step-son, Randall Lanham; daughter, Argyle Jean Prysi; brothers, Otho and Hershel France; sisters, Maycel Rollins and Dorothy Rhodes; and grandson, Scott C. Lanham.

She was a retired cook for Clay County Schools, having worked for Valley Fork Elementary and Clay Middle Schools. She was also a faithful and active member of Valley Ridge Methodist Church, House of Prayer and was a gracious pastor's wife of the Laurel Fork Baptist Church. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and neighbor.

She is survived by her sons, Robert L. (Sharon) Lanham and David Lanham, both of Valley Fork, Paul Lanham of Lakeland, Fla., and Rodney (Debbie) Lanham of Plant City, Fla.; daughters, Mary (Steve) Stanley of Maysel, Shirley (Ted) Keiffer of Newton, Linda (Dale) Grose of Valley Fork and Betty Thompson of Spencer; brothers, Chester France of Poca and Junior France of Big Tyler; sister, Gladys Dickerson of Poca River Road; 24 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Maysel with the Rev. James Paxton and the Rev. Clifford Samples officiating. Burial will follow in the Lanham Cemetery, Valley Fork.
Family links: 
  Ransom Sonny France (1882 - 1974)
  Dovie Laverna Fields France (1892 - 1976)
  Christopher C. Lanham (1909 - 1982)
  Arglye Lanham Prysi*
  Macel Freda Hazel France Rollins (1914 - 1995)*
  Dorothy May France Rhodes (1915 - 2003)*
  Otho William Walter France (1919 - 1986)*
  Hattie Elizabeth France Lanham (1922 - 2011)
  Gladys Fay France Dickerson (1925 - 2014)*
  Hershel Charles Luster France (1931 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Lanham Cemetery (Valley Fork)
Clay County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Chris McVey
Record added: Feb 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105674254

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 Added: Apr. 21, 2014

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