Albert Rowell Hanna

February 12, 1943July 22, 2017

Albert Rowell Hanna, attorney and lifetime resident of El Dorado, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the age of 74. He was born on February 12, 1943. Albert graduated from Hendrix College in 1965 and received a Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Arkansas School Of Law. Albert also received a degree in Spanish from South Arkansas University.

Albert enjoyed all nature and animals from chickens to goats to growing flowers, vegetables, and fruit. He loved fishing on his dock at Calion, and playing with his dogs, and strumming his guitar. He loved birds, especially Red Shouldered Hawks.

Albert grew up in the First Baptist Church. He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, an Eagle Scout, a member of the Union County Bar Association and former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Union County.

Preceding Mr. Hanna in death were his wife, Marnette, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rowell, his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Hilery E. Hanna, his sister and brother-in-law, Isabel and Joe Finnell, and his nephew, Charles Albert Finnell.

Mr. Hanna’s survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Magistrate Judge James and Janet Metcalf of Yuma, Arizona, his son, Hayden E. Hanna of El Dorado, his sister, and brother-in-law, Joy and Sidney Sugg of El Dorado, his grandchildren, Lauren Metcalf of Yuma and Ethan Hanna of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Also surviving are nephews Fergus Wayne Finnell of Little Rock and William S. Sugg Jr. of Seattle, and grandnephews Matthew William Sugg and Jonathan Davis Sugg of Seattle.

The family invites all friends to Mr. Hanna’s graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in El Dorado on Tuesday, July 25, at 10:30 conducted by Reverend Brian Trostle with a reception to follow for family and friends.

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August 10, 2017

Joy, Sid and Family,
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Albert. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time. It is hard to lose such a dear family member.
Dave and Karen Meeting
(Silver Lake, Ohio)

August 10, 2017

Joy, Sid and Family,
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Albert. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time. It is hard to lose such a dear family member.
Dave and Karen Meeting
(Silver Lake, Ohio)

Judy (Young) Robinson

August 7, 2017

To Albert's Family,
We all lost a remarkable, kind, fine man when Albert departed this Earth. He will be sorely missed by all who shared his friendship, but I especially want to say as one of his high school classmates ~ EHS '61 ~ that I share a wealth of memories of all our times together. Cy Robinson thought the world of Albert, too. But, I think now they will get a chance to visit again. I so regretted that I was out of town and didn't get to make his service, but send my thanks to his sister, Joy, for her kind gesture of sending his service program to me. Albert ~ I will miss you dear friend! Godspeed. With Love and Blessings.

Sharon Breashears

August 4, 2017

Albert was a fine man and will be missed from our class of '61.

Laura Cleveland

August 1, 2017

Great is your reward in Heaven, friend. Thanks for the smiles. . .

Dolores Davis

July 28, 2017

Joy and Sid, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. So saddened to learn of Albert's death. Didn't check my email until 7/27 as I was proctoring the CA bar exam. Albert would have known the importance of that exam.

Ken Johnson

July 27, 2017


So sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts during this time.

Eddie Adams

July 27, 2017

I considered Albert one of my close friends even though we had only seen each other a few times since our school days. We went through Junior High, High School, and College together. My wife and I remember the good times we had when we visited El Dorado after our college days. I am so sorry that I was unable to attend his service. Our sympathy and prayers go out to his family. Rest In Peace Albert.

henry kinslow

July 27, 2017

I was out of town Saturday through Tuesday, and just found out. I'll miss Albert and our wonderful visits. Enjoy your eternal reward, old friend!

Dwight Dendy

July 26, 2017

I will miss you Albert, from being friends in school, driving your Mom crazy with the stuff we got into, staying at the house in Calion, having lunch when I was in town as adults in our later years, little tidbits of legal advice! Seeing you at our class of "61" reunions!! You were a good friend to all you touched! You will be be missed by all that knew you!!