Executive. Born– October 7, 1907, Birmingham. Parents– Evan Presley and Minnie (Cross) Hale. Married– William Arthur Hanlin, April 23, 1931. Children– One. Education– Study at Howard College. Worked as oral hygienist, dental assistant, and secretary. Worked for the Birmingham Gas Appliance Company as secretary, 1930-1948; vice president, 1948-1971; and member of board of directors. President, Baptist Hospitals Auxiliary, Baptist Medical Center, Montclair, Auxiliary. Member, Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs, Women’s Club of Birmingham, Alabama Poetry Society, and Quill Club.¬†Author of a column for the Eastern Sun for four years. Writer of a prayer which was set to music, and of a poem published in the Congressional Record. Died November 5, 1978.


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