Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


July 19, 2013

Betty Jane Hannah McFadden

7/19/13 — Betty Jane Hannah McFadden, 85, of Gainesville, Ga., went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

Betty was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, daughter of the late Paul and Betty Jones Hannah.

Betty grew up on the Hannah farm in Pactolus. Her family moved to Wheeling, W.Va., during her high school years where she graduated from Wheeling High School.

She married Marlin Winning McFadden in August 1958 and moved to Youngstown, Ohio, to become entrepreneurs. Marlin passed away in 1994 and Betty retired and moved to Gainesville, Ga. to live near her children.

She was a member of Lanier Christian Church in Gainesville. Throughout her years, she was always a faithful and active member to her Lord as a Sunday school teacher and youth group leader. A special star of her later years was her granddaughter, Hannah Gracelyn Sweeney.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Marlin McFadden; two brothers, Albert and Billy Hannah; and one sister, Virginia Jenny Hannah Dean.

She is survived by her son, Timothy McFadden; daughter, Janifer McFadden Sweeney and husband Sean Sweeney; and granddaughter, Hannah Gracelyn Sweeney, all of Georgia. She is also survived by extended family of nieces and nephews and many special friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Lanier Christian Church. The Rev. David Simpson will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church after the service.

Those wishing to make online condolences may do so at

Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy. SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501, is in charge of arrangements.

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