Mr. Joseph "Joe" Hanson, age 74, of Young Harris, GA, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2006, in Union General Hospital. Mr. Hanson was born Wednesday, January 20, 1932 in Gwinnett County, GA to the late Leonard Hanson and Eula Whiting Hanson. He was a member of Notla Baptist Church, and was a Baptist Deacon Mr. Hanson was a U.S. Army Veteran, and served during the Korean War. He was a member of The American Legion, and a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the North Geogia Honor Guard. Survivors include: wife, Helen Hanson of Young Harris; daughter, Zanza Hunter of Avondale Estates, GA; sister, Annette Roberts of Lula, GA; sisters, Lorene Clark and Lois Phillips both of Flowery Branch, GA; step-daughter, Cynthia Robertson of Lawrenceville, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 11.00 from the Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. James Paul officiating. Interment will follow in Union Memory Gardens with military honors conducted by the North Georgia Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m., Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Notla Baptist Church or America Cancer Society. The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.