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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mrs. Mary E. Hankins Passing

KINGSPORT — Mrs. Mary Emogene Hankins, 84, 324 Dunbar Street, departed this life Friday evening (April 11, 2008) at Brookhaven Manor.

Emogene retired from Quebecor and later went to work for Families First and KHA. She was a very active in her church serving on the stewardess board, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. Emogene was also active in her community. She was a volunteer for the Riverview Boys Club, which earned her the award for “Person of the Year”. Emogene also served on the Parent and Teachers Association Board at Douglass High School.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy Hankins; grandson, Norman Hankins, Jr.; her parents, Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Eula Cartwright; four brothers, Thomas, Phillip, Robert and Roy Cartwright; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Gilmore and Mrs. Lorraine Lollar.
She is survived by one son, Mr. Norman Hankins, Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Joy Hankins-Underwood, Chattanooga, Tenn. and Ms. Virginia Hankins, Kingsport, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Mr. John Cartwright, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Bond (Thomas), Mc-Donough, Ga. and Mrs. Eula Leeper, Kingsport.
Visitation hour will be from 6 p.m. till the hour of service at Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church. Friends may visit at her daughter's residence at 930 Maple Street at anytime.
Funeral service for Mrs. Hankins will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Dr. Marcus A. Pierce officiating.
Interment will be Thursday at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. The cortege will depart Thursday at 10 a.m. from 930 Maple Street.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at
Mrs. Hankins and family are in the care of R.A. Clark Funeral Service.