Hanna Law Richardson Kitchin

October 9, 2011


Hanna Law Richardson Kitchin, 99, died Sunday, October 9, 2011.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Scotland Neck. Interment will follow at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the home of Jim and Mary Hall Kitchin, 5070 Highway 258 North, Scotland Neck.

Hanna was born on October 16, 1912 in Hartsville, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Carrie Law and James McDowell Richardson and the granddaughter of the late Hannah Edmonds and Hugh Lide Law. After graduating from Hartsville High School in 1930 and Queens Chicora College, now Queens University, in Charlotte in 1934, she came to Scotland Neck in October of 1936 to teach school. As a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church, she served on numerous offices in the ECW and was the first female to serve as Senior Warden of the vestry. She also served as President of the Convocation, Treasurer of the ECW, and served on numerous commissions in the Diocese of North Carolina. Her greatest interest was the Altar Guild, serving as chairman for many years at Trinity, Treasurer of Province 4 Altar Guild, and Diocese Chairman, and was also a delegate to the Diocesan Convention many times. She represented Trinity Altar Guild five times at the National Convention. She was a member of the National Society of the DAR, where she served six years as Regent and a term as District Directress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Arrington “Buck” Kitchin; and her son, William Arrington Kitchin, Jr.

Hanna is survived by her son, James Richardson Kitchin, Sr. and wife Mary Green of Scotland Neck; daughter, Hanna Kitchin Herring and husband William Shields Herring of Scotland Neck; daughter-in-law, Joan Tew Kitchin of Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren, Kim Kitchin Schwab and James, Katy Kitchin Anderson and Bart, Arrington Kitchin Carr and Ian, William Arrrington Kitchin, III and Caroline, James Richardson Kitchin, Jr. and Lindy, and Katherine Kitchin Bryant and Keith; and fifteen great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jackson, and Carly Schwab, Georgia and Caroline Anderson, Deborah Hall, Sarah Law and Jayme Kitchin, Jackson and Mary Hanna Bryant, Aengus, Eoin, and Arrington Carr, and Zoe and William Kitchin.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church Altar Guild Fund, P.O. Box 372, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or to Thompson Child and Family Focus, 6800 Saint Peters Lane, Matthews, NC 28105-8458.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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