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James F. Hankins

April 2, 1930 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

James Hankins Obituary

Graveside services for James Frank Hankins, 93, of Delta City will be held at Golden Link Cemetery in Anguilla, Mississippi, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 2024, with visitation prior from 10:00-11:00 in the Rolling Fork First Baptist Church sanctuary. He died February 9, 2024, at Indywood Estate Personal Care Home in Cleveland. Arrangements are under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home of Vicksburg.

He was a graduate of Catchings High School, Catchings (now Delta City), Mississippi, and was employed by Southern Natural Gas in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. He then began farming the land previously farmed by his father in Sharkey County until his retirement. He was a talented carpenter, and an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his life.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army from February 1951 through January 1953. He was awarded a Combat Infantry badge for his six months of continuous service in Korea, which included Heartbreak Ridge and the Kumhwa Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel B. Hankins and Mary Caygle Hankins; his wife of 67 years, Betty Faye Hankins; brothers John C. Hankins and Mitchell Hankins; and sisters Lizzie Mae King and Moreen Whitworth.

He is survived by two brothers, George C. Hankins and Daniel B. “Pete” Hankins, Jr. (Ella); four children, James Steven Hankins, David Mitchell Hankins (Celeste), Lisa Hankins Bridges (Charley), and Jeffrey Todd Hankins (Arlene); ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Craig Hankins, Tyler Hankins, Chad Hankins, Jake Hankins, Matthew Hankins Bridges, Jason Bush, Russell “Bud” Stigall, and James McPhail.

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February 12, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork
73 N 2nd St.
Rolling Fork, MS 39159

Graveside Service
February 12, 2024

11:30 AM
Golden Link Cemetery, Anguilla


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