Mrs. Lola Mae Hager 73 of Florence, Alabama formerly of Long Beach, MS and Manila, WV was born January 11, 1939 at Manila, WV a daughter of the late Delbert Ray and Myrtle Mae Fowler Wheatley. She departed this life on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Florence, AL.
Mrs. Hager was retired from the Long Beach, Mississippi Police Department as Assistant to the Chief. Lola was proud of her Manila Church of Christ roots. She was preceded in death by Newell Hager, son, Gary Hager, brother, Namon Ray Wheatley, sister, Cathy Gullet and brother-in-law, Tiny Gartin.
Survivors include, 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, TN, siblings, Virgil (Patricia) Wheatley, Faye (Don) Lemmon, Carol Gartin, Janie Smith and Ricky Gullet, Sr. and numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were conducted 2:00 PM on Friday, October 19, 2012, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, WV with Mel Gresham, Minister officiating. She was laid to rest next to her son, Gary at the Ellis-Hager Cemetery on Hubert Hill Road, Manila, WV. In addition, the remains of Newell Hager will be laid to rest by his son, Gary and his parents.
Pallbearers: Grandson, J. R. Lawson and Nephews, John Lemmon, Lewis Gartin, Jason Smith, Ray Wheatley, Michael Wheatley and Ricky Gullet, Jr.