Cody Allen Hanson, 16, born June 5, 1997, entered into rest Sunday, April 27, 2014. Hanson was a resident of Grove Hill, where he worked at Campbell’s Refinishing. He attended Clarke County High School where he was a former marching band member and a current member of the 4H club. He received first prize in the Science Fair in 2012. Hanson was on track to receive an Advanced High School Diploma and had achieved many different accomplishments in his short time here. He wanted to be a computer programmer and loved computers. He was an avid gamer and had made many friends all over the world. Cody (A.K.A. Deathkon) was his name in World of Warcraft where he was a high ranked member with his own guild.
He is survived by his parents, April Allen Hanson and Jerry Wayne Gates and Andre Ramon Hanson and Melanie Hanson; sister, Avery Nicole Hanson; stepbrother, Tanner Austin Majors; girlfriend, Sarila “Sam” Mickle; aunts and uncles, Andy and Tiffany Bexley, Robert and Anna Bexley, Cassie and Tyler Garza, Kari and Sean Coleman, Brad Allen, Craig and Angie Bexley, Jason and Stacey Hanson, Ricky Hanson, Charles and Justese Saulmon - Michael, Donya and Desi McAdam - Dresden, Jason, Steven and Cady, Josh and Tracy Rauch - Lauren, Tyler and Peighton and Lisa, Chris and Megan Crawford; grandparents, Charles and Dolly Hanson, Melanie Andrews and Murry Rodgers, Pat and Steve Vann, Mike and Nancy Allen and Howard C. Bexley, Sr.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Eason Alexander Andrews, who was a lifelong member of Bassett Creek Baptist Church and uncle, Lewis Thomas McAdams.
Funeral services were May 1 at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill. Interment followed in the Bassett Creek Cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home directing.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made at Merchants Bank under Cody Allen Hanson. An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.