FLORENCE, Ala. — Mrs. Lola Mae Hager, 73, of Florence, Ala., formerly of Long Beach, Miss., and Manila, was born January 11, 1939, at Manila, a daughter of the late Delbert Ray and Myrtle Mae Fowler Wheatley. She departed this life Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Florence.
Mrs. Hager was retired from the Long Beach Police Department as Assistant to the Chief. Lola was proud of her Manila Church of Christ roots.
Also preceding her in death was Newell Hager; son, Gary Hager; brother, Namon Ray Wheatley; sister, Cathy Gullet, and brother-in-law, Tiny Gartin.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Lynn Hager Lawson; grandson, J.R. Lawson; granddaughter, Meliah (Cliff) Barnes; great-grandchildren, Stormy Lawson, Liam Barnes and Jon Lawson, all of Waverly, Tenn.; siblings, Virgil (Patricia) Wheatley, Faye (Don) Lemmon, Carol Gartin, Janie Smith and Ricky Gullet Sr., and numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 19, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Mel Gresham, Minister, officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her son, Gary, at the Ellis-Hager Cemetery on Hubert Hill Road at Manila. In addition, the remains of Newell Hager will be laid to rest by his son, Gary, and his parents.
Pallbearers will be he grandson, J.R. Lawson and nephews, John Lemmon, Lewis Gartin, Jason Smith, Ray Wheatley, Michael Wheatley and Ricky Gullet Jr.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.