Lester Danner, 89, of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30 in Clay County Care Center.
He was born in Jefferson County, Ill. and was the son of the late Bob and Lottie Lowery Hornbeck. Lester was a United States Navy retired veteran. He was a Shriner, Mason and a member of the American Legion Post No. 532. Lester was an avid collector and loved his cats: Goldie, Sox and Ivan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Mae Brown Danner; brother-in-law's, Ralph Brown and wife, Lillian, E.L. Brown and wife, Belle and his sister-in-law's husbands, W.A. Henson and George Lee.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Arnold Brown and wife, Joann; sister-in-law's, Dorothy Lee and Estelle Henson; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel, of Hayesville. Pastor Greg Carroll and Rev. Arnold Brown officiated. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors being conducted by the V.F.W. Post No. 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post No. 96 and D.A.V. Chapter No. 73 and American Legion Post No. 532 and V.F.W. Post No. 6812. Honorary pallbearers were his special friends.
The family received friends from 12-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel, of Hayesville, NC.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #532, PO Box 22, Hayesville, NC 28904.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose.com was in charge of all arrangements.