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Phyllis Dunlap Hankins

Arkadelphia, AR, 1951 - 2010

Phyllis Dunlap Hankins, age 59, of Arkadelphia died Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia, Arkansas after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born April 15, 1951, the daughter of William Buryl and Nola Belle Dunlap. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Henderson State University in 1974. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Arkadelphia and worked at the Arkadelphia Human Development Center for 28 years. Phyllis was committed to community affairs and actively volunteered for the Diamond Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Clark County Humane Society, was a member of the Clark County Strategic Plan Healthcare Subcommittee, and served as president of the Arkadelphia School Board. She was also a Kiwanis Club member, served the Girl Scouts as leader and advisor, was a member of Friends of AETN, and was dedicated to her work with the Volunteer Council for the Arkadelphia Human Development Center.
Her husband, Herman H. Hankins Jr. and her father, William Buryl Dunlap preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Hope Hankins of Arkadelphia, Ark.; her mother, Nola Belle Dunlap of Arkadelphia Ark.; her sister, Sherry Hancock and husband, Paul of Ft. Worth, Texas; her brother, Buryl Keith Dunlap and wife, DeLynn Hearn of North Little Rock, Ark.; her sister, Theresa Bowles and husband, Clint of Rogers, Ark.; her sister-in-law, Jean Ellen White of Hot Springs, Ark.; her brother-in-law, Dr. James W. Hankins and wife Beverly of Arkadelphia, Ark.; her son-in-law, Paul Oder of North Little Rock, Ark.; special family friend, Robert Hancock of Little Rock, Ark.; along with many other beloved family and friends. We thank Phyllis for her faithfulness to God, her family, friends, community and First Presbyterian Church. She will be greatly missed.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 8th at First Presbyterian Church of Arkadelphia with Rev. Kendall Land officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Arkadelphia, Volunteer Council for the Arkadelphia Human Development Center, Diamond Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross or to Clark County Humane Society. Online guest register is available at

Published August 5, 2010

Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home
517 Clay St., Arkadelphia, AR
Phone: 870-246-4551