Monday, January 11, 2016

Norm Hannen Passes

Norm Hannen
Another one of the original pioneers that helped make WTOP-TV one of the shining jewels of the televison industry has passed away at his home in Kernersvile, NC.
He was a regular attendee at our retirement lunches in Thurmont, Md, even though he and his wife Jean retired many years ago to their home in North Carolina.
Obituary for James Norman Hannen
James Norman Hannen, 87, passed away Thursday, December 03, 2015. He was born May 26, 1928 in Waynesville, MO to the late James Thomas and Iva Dailey Hannen. James was a WWII Navy Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two daughters, Deborah Lee and Denise Marie Hannen. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Jeannine Simmons Hannen; daughter, Karen (Charles) Bing; son, James (Diana) Hannen; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Anna Mae (John) Seibeland Leola (Richard) Trumble. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00a.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel with Dr. Charles Bing officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2015 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

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