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George Lee Hankins

Elkins, AR, 1940 - 2022

George Lee Hankins, of Elkins, Ark., father of two and friend to many, passed away on November 29, 2022, at the age of 82.
George was born January 4, 1940, in Patrick, Ark., to Raymond and Erna Patrick Hankins. He loved working his cattle, land, and gardening. It was his way of life. As John Denver says, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy"! Simple and hard-working was his way of life.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Tackett (Warren) and Dorothy Davenport (Tom); a son-in-law, David Thornton; and a nephew, Darrell Tackett.
He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Thornton and Angela Hankins Parette, (Randy); one brother, Ben Hankins (Carmel); and the great joys of his life, his three grandchildren, Zach Thornton (Maddie); Craig Thornton (Courtney); and Tori Thornton (Tanner); five great-grandchildren, Ava, Ashlyn, Harper, Finley, and Rosie; two nephews, Tommy Davenport and Jared Tackett; four nieces, Deborah Baxter, Vicki Evans, Janet O'Neal, and Sherry Tunstill; several great-nieces, -nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be on Friday December 2, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. at Crystal Hills Family Fellowship in Elkins, Ark. The service will begin at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at Patrick Cemetery under the direction of Moore's Chapel. There will be fellowship at the Church after the graveside service.
The family would like to thank everyone for their continued support, thoughts, prayers, and visits over the past several years. And to the medical staff that helped to keep him the best he could be for the past 12 1/2 years. With our deepest gratitude we thank you.
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Published December 1, 2022

Moore Chapel
206 West Center Street, P.O. Box 1149, Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 479-442-7314