OBITUARY

Anne Jones Hare

November 2, 1928January 12, 2021

Graveside Service for Mrs. Anne J. Hare will be January 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery. Reverend Byron White will officiate.

Mrs. Hare was a long-time teacher and administrator in Talladega County schools with the longest tenure being at B. B. Comer High School in Sylacauga. She loved her administrators, fellow faculty members, staff, and students, and she always did her best to make a difference in her students’ lives. She was a graduate of Jacksonville State University and received her Master’s degree from Auburn University. She also attended the University of Alabama for post-graduate work.

She was a member of Sylacauga First United Methodist Church where she held many leadership positions throughout her years of membership.

Mrs. Hare was preceded in death by her husband William Arden Hare, Jr., parents J. R. and Rosalie Jones, sister Jonola Mayfield, and great-grandson Mason Sims.

She is survived by a daughter Jane Hare Sims and husband Jim, two grandchildren Katherine Thompson (Philip), and Jay Sims, and five great-grandchildren of Birmingham. She is also survived by two sisters Gwen Brothers of Gadsden and Kathryn Goray of Montgomery as well as nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hope Class at First United Methodist Church, 105 East Spring Street, Sylacauga, AL, 35150, or a charity of your choice.

Curtis and Son Funeral Home will direct the service.

  • FAMILY

  • Jane Hare Sims (Jim), Daughter
  • Katherine Thompson (Philip), Grandchild
  • Jay Sims, Grandchild
  • Great Grandchildren, 5
  • Gwen Brothers, Sister
  • Kathryn Goray, Sister
  • William Arden Hare, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • William Arden Hare Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • J.R. Jones, Father (deceased)
  • J.R. Jones, Father (deceased)
  • Rosalie Jones, Mother (deceased)
  • Rosalie Jones, Mother (deceased)
  • Jonola Mayfield, Sister (deceased)
  • Jonola Mayfield, Sister (deceased)
  • Mason Sims, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • Mason Sims, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • Mrs. Hare also leaves nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Graveside

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Patricia Ann Henderson Laros

January 17, 2021

I graduated from B. B. Comer a year early in 1972 because of Mrs. Hare encouragement. I had taken extra credits but did not realize that I could graduate early, but with her support, I skipped the 10th grade. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Ann Laros
(Patricia Ann Henderson)

Paula Jennings Holmes

January 13, 2021

I was one of Mrs. Hare students of the class of “74”. That year I worked as an office assistant and was one of the kids who had to get free lunches. Mrs. Hare knew it embarrassed me to have to get a free ticket so she would call me in and privately give me my ticket. This was one of many kindnesses she showed to me and my family over the years. She had to put on a stern face as Vice-Principal, but I was privileged to see a side that many students never saw. She was a great and godly woman and blessing to many. I love you Mrs. Hare.

Janice (Lulu) Smith

January 13, 2021

Mrs. Hare was my favorite teacher in all my years of school. She made quite an impression on me. She was such a lady and a role model for her students. She will be missed.

KAREN PARRETT THOMPSON

January 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire Hare family. Mrs. Hare was a wonderful, caring, and thoughtful lady. And yes, she was a true southern lady. I was a student at B.B. Comer for 12 years, 1st through 12th grade. I was in the graduating class of 1970.
You are all in my prayers.
Karen Parrett Thompson

Martha White Hall

January 12, 2021

Anne Hare was one of my favorite teachers. She and Bill were two of my favorite people. It was such a blessing to be around them. They were a very special couple. I know they are happy to be together again. Praying for Jane and all of the family. Sending love and hugs.

Martha White Hall
Class of 65

Deborah Rogers

January 12, 2021

I was privileged to serve with Ann on the Salvation Army Board. She was passionate about the service and gave a lot of her time to this organization. She was in charge of the “Shoes for Christmas “ campaign each year. She loved her community and did much to make it better.

Pat Avery

January 12, 2021

Such sad news of Ms. Hare's passing. She was one of the best teachers I had at B.B. Comer. She will be missed. Prayers for the family that God will give you comfort.

Kay Baxter Gray

January 12, 2021

Mrs. Hare was one of my favorite teachers. She was a great teacher and a great person. Praying for God's comfort for her family.

Kay Cheshire Cirlot

January 12, 2021

Mrs. Hare how well I remember you when I was in school at BBC and also your personal relationship with my mother who also taught there. Your students loved you and I'm sure will miss you.

Kay Cheshire
Class of 1958

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY