Susanna Raburn Hacker


Susanna Raburn Hacker

Susanna Raburn Hacker, 89, of Athens, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Starr Regional Medical Center in  Athens.

She was a native and resident most of her life of McMinn County, a daughter of the late Elijah F. and Jennie Jefferson Sanders Raburn, and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Elanna Hacke; former husband, Maynard Junior Hacker; two sisters: Effie Jean Hendricks and Emma Sue Poninski; and brother: Hershel Raburn.

She was retired from Athens Products and was a member of North Athens Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, Training Union and was a member of the WMU.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Maynard "Rick" and Linda Hacker of Athens; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Vivian Raburn of Cleveland; special grandaughter, CW4 Melanie Hacker of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in McMinn Memory Gardens with Dr. Bob Kerr and David Raburn officiating. Active pallbearers will be members of the church. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Raburn, James Raburn, David Raburn and Richard Poninski,

The family will be at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Family and friends will gather at North Athens Baptist Church at the conclusion of  graveside services for a meal and fellowship.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Athens Baptist Church, P.O. Box 408, Athens, TN 37371-0428; or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

Those unable to attend may send condolences at


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