I just found out that Earl Hamner’s sister Audrey Hamner passed away this morning, September 7, 2021. Audrey was Earl’s middle sister and was the model for Erin Walton. When I hear more information or find an obituary, I will post it here.
Here is a photo I took in 2007 when I was on a Warner Bros tour in California led by Earl Hamner. This is Audrey and Earl standing on the porch of the Walton house at Warner Bros.
Audrey Hamner Tuesday, February 17th, 1931 - Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
Obituary Audrey Jane Hamner, 90, Vinton went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
Audrey was born in Schuyler, Virginia, daughter of the late Earl and Doris Hamner. She was also preceded in death by her son, Anthony Hankins; four brothers, Earl Hamner, Jr., Cliff Hamner, Bill Hamner, Jim Hamner; and a sister, Marion Hawkes.
Audrey retired from the American Red Cross after many years of service as a Donor Resource Consultant. Before her career at the Red Cross she worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Audrey is fondly remembered by many fans of the Homecoming movie, and the very popular show The Waltons. She was the sister represented by Erin. She loved getting to meet the fans and they loved her.
She is survived by her four children, John Hankins (Cherri), Joe Hamner, Jim Hankins, Wendy Huffman (Gene); daughter-in-law Diane Hankins; six grandchildren: Harrison Hankins (Lauren), Phoebe Hankins, Virginia Hankins, Joe Hankins, Michael Huffman (Anna), Ashley Huffman; three great-grandchildren: Greyson Hankins, Adeline Hankins and Owen Huffman. She is survived by her sister Nancy Jamerson and brother Paul Hamner and numerous nieces and nephews.
Audrey loved driving on the parkway. She took joy in the changing seasons, the falling leaves and spotting deer. She loved red lipstick, dangly earrings and a good peppermint patty. Most of all she loved being a mother and grandmother. She will always be remembered most of all for her kindness and love which she shared abundantly.
A Celebration of her life will be planned for a later date.
Post by flossieskid on Sept 10, 2021 1:54:19 GMT -5
Thank you Brenda for directing me to this site. Audrey had a wonderful smile and twinkling eyes like Earl. How lovely she had a long life blessed with so many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her legacy will be carried on by the family she was born into, the family she created and the extended family of all the Waltons fans around the world.
Post by nedandres on Sept 12, 2021 21:48:00 GMT -5
So sorry to hear this. I had my picture taken with Audrey at the 45th anniversary celebration in Schuyler in 2017. She was one of the first people I met at my first Walton reunion in 1997. She will be missed, but her legacy will live on. . .indeed!!