First Posted: 5/22/2009

MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Bernice Evans Hanes, 91, of Mount Airy, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, at Oak Forest Health and Rehab Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Hanes was born in Davidson County Aug. 22, 1917, to Joe M. and Maggie Ripple Evans. Mrs. Hanes was a member of Franklin Heights United Methodist Church. She also attended Calvary Baptist Church where she was a proud member of the Golden Circle Sunday School Class. Mrs. Hanes retired in 1980 from Highland Park Day Care. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Fred Hughes of Winston-Salem; grandsons, Chris Estes and wife Wendy and Mickey Estes, all of Mount Airy; and great-grandchildren, Holly Estes, Morgan Estes, Casey Estes and Maggie Estes. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hanes was preceded in death by her husband, William Bill Joseph Hanes Jr., whom she married in 1946; sisters, Beulah Koontz, Delyla Kimel and Mary Holt; and brothers, Marvin Evans, Junius Evans and Frank Evans. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Tim Burton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Golden Circle Sunday School Class, 304 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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