OBITUARY

Anita Hunt Vann

November 23, 1923May 4, 2013

Anita Hunt Vann, 89, passed away May 4, 2013, in Valdosta, GA.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus, GA on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, with Rev. Robert Beckum and Rev. Helen Berenthein officiating, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Rd., Columbus, GA.  Burial will follow in Parkhill Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Monday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and again Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in Stockwell Hall at St. Luke United Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Vann was born November 23, 1923, to the late Jefferson Brooks Hunt and Lucia Wier Hunt in Valdosta, GA.  In 1945, Mrs. Vann married Carl W. Vann, Sr. to whom she was married for 61 years. She had been a faithful member of St. Luke UMC since 1959 when she moved to Columbus.  Mrs. Vann served as president of the Shaw Sunday School Class and received the Quiet Disciple Award from St. Luke.  She was also a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Columbus and the Philonian Club.  Mrs. Vann was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Vann, Sr.

Survivors include her daughter, Frances Elaine Vann of Columbus, GA; two sons, Carl Vann (Cynthia Murray) of Marietta, GA and John Vann (Beth) of Bluffton, SC; six grandchildren, Jennifer Gay, Brandon Vann, Laura Vann and Amanda Vann, all of Atlanta, GA and Drew Vann and Sarah Vann, both of Bluffton, SC; a step-granddaughter, Cindy Akins of Aynor, SC; a brother, Jeff Hunt (Shirley) of Valdosta, GA; three sisters-in-law, Hilda Vann of Sasser, GA, Earlene Vann of Edison, GA, and Nan Barronton (Tom) of Valley Grande, AL and a brother-in-law, Sherman Vann of Virginia Beach, VA.

Please visit www.shcolumbus.com to express condolences.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2013
REMEMBERING

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June 3, 2013

John, Bucky and I are sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. We will be thinking of you. Love, Sheryl Hill

May 20, 2013

Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Vann. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pamela Friend & Family

May 13, 2013

Dear John, carl and Elaine:

Your mother was such a special person and so dear to Glenn and me. We knew her from the Shaw Class and also was a faithful member of the Oglethorpe Chapter of DAR. She was one we could always count on to do a job and do it well in our civic dealings and personal relationship with her. Both she and Carl were very special to us, as were you John. We know she is with God now, and will always be thankful we knew such a special family.

Glenn & Nancy Vaughn, Saluda, NC

May 9, 2013

John and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I just saw her the week before at my mother's funeral, Martha Gordy, which was on April 24. My mother also was at Covenant Woods with your mother until she had to move to assisted living. We always were so fond of your mother and saw her every time we visited .
Louisa Gordy Gerber and family

Challis Surles

May 7, 2013

Elaine, Many thoughts are with you over the loss of your mother. I never had the priviledge of meeting her, but know she was a special lady. Love and prayers to you and family. So sorry I could not be there. Challis

Tania Owen

May 7, 2013

John, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Berry

May 7, 2013

She will always be Mrs. Vann to me. When I spent so much time in the 70s in Columbus, I got to see her often. I was always struck by her warmth, charm and dignity. I considered her and Carl to be my special friends. They, as much as anyone, made me feel that Columbus was a second home. She was always kind and generous to me and my bandmates. I miss her and my heart goes out to her family and loved ones, especially Elaine.

Charles Maupin

May 6, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family of Anita Vann. A gracious lady. I knew her for just a short time, as a resident of Covenant Woods, but we became speaking acquaintances and, eventually, we would exchange a gentle hug. She will be missed by her friends at Covenant Woods..
Charles Maupin

May 6, 2013

Dear Elaine ..Please accept our deepest sympathy..from your neighbors Bet and Jim Steen

May 6, 2013

I will miss Anita so much. My love to Elaine, Carl Junior, and John and families. Nelle Lloyd