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Janie Eugenia Hansford

Janie Eugenia Hansford, age 99, passed away peacefully in Gainesville on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Janie was born on February 29, 1916 near Altha, Florida, in Calhoun County. She moved to Gainesville in 1939. She was preceded in death by her husband M.H. Hansford, and her only child, a son, James M. Hansford. She is survived by a brother, George L. Hansford, of Pensacola, a sister, Joyce Nielsen, of Tallahassee, her daughter in law, Margaret C. Holmes of Gainesville, and numerous nieces and nephews. Janie began a career in banking at the 1st National Bank, later the Atlantic Bank, and later First Union Bank, in 1941. She was employed there for 43 years, and retired in 1984. Janie had wonderful memories of her years in the bank, and all the wonderful people she met and worked with during that time. She had many stories to tell and often shared her memories. Upon retirement, Janie concentrated on friends and family gatherings, and on bowling. She was an avid league bowler for many years. She also was an animal lover and she loved to tend to her plants, vegetables, violets and fruit trees. Janie lived at Brookdale Hunters Crossing Assisted Living, for her last two years. The family would like to sincerely thank the wonderful, loving staff for her excellent care, friendship and love they had for Janie. Special thanks for Della Tuten, ARNP, for her special love and care of Janie in her last year. It was sincerely appreciated. A graveside ceremony will be held Friday, November 6, 2015, at 3 PM, at Forest Meadows East, 3700 Hawthorne Road Gainesville, FL, under the direction of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!