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Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service

3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC

OBITUARY

Mable Messer Hadnott

November 20, 1927November 6, 2019
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Mable Messer Hadnott, 91, of Wilmington, NC went to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 6, 2019.

Mable was born on November 20, 1927 in Dunn, NC daughter of the late William Thomas “Bud” Messer, Sr. and Claudie Woolard Messer. She is also preceded in death by husband, Alton Hill Hadnott, Sr. and their son, Alton Hill Hadnott, Jr.

Mable was a graduate of Coats High School, Campbell College and East Carolina University. She was a member of the Beta Phi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She taught school in Wilmington for 33years until her retirement from Roland-Grise in 1986. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and a member of St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church of Wilmington for 54 years. Mable is survived by her sisters: Doris Messer Willis, Sue Messer Wood and Peggy Messer Kidwell. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Monday November 11, 2019 at Coble Ward-smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Funeral Service will be held at 12:00pm on Monday November 11, 2019 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Chapel with Rev. Robert Lapp officiating. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412.

Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Interment Monday, November 11, 2019

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Pat Howey

November 11, 2019

Mabel taught Language Arts next door to me at Roland-Grise Jr. High School for many years. She was a dedicated teacher and devoted to her students' education. I well remember hearing her teach grammar rules and her students benefitted greatly from her expertise. She will be dearly missed.

Patricia Howey

Glenn Davenport

November 9, 2019

I am saddened to learn of Mrs. Hadnott's passing. No other teacher influenced me more than she. She was firm but fair. She had the same high expectations for every student. I was blessed to have her for homeroom, social studies, and English. As a homeroom, she had us set up officers and we did fundraisers so that we could go to Carowinds. She had us sell tickets to the car wash, and we learned that selling the tickets was a great way to earn more, because if people didn't come after they had purchased the tickets, we had clear profit! We diagrammed sentences that filled the entire blackboard. She taught us about life, respect, and instilled confidence in all of us, and a respect for each person. She was such a special talent. I regret that I never got to achieve my goal of taking her to lunch and sharing this with her.

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