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Nelda Gentry Hankins, 87

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LEBANON -- Funeral Services were conducted Tuesday morning, November 11at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Hankins, 87, of Lebanon.

Born March 22, 1921, to the late Russell & Nora Nokes Gentry, she passed away November 8, 2008, at University Medical Center.

A 1939 graduate of Lebanon High School, Mrs. Hankins was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was an antique dealer for many years and was a homemaker.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Freeman and Rev. W.L. Baker officiating.  Interment followed in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 

She is survived by her grandchildren: Lisa (Kevin) Kent and Chuck (Gina) Coffee; and great-grandchildren: Victoria Kent, Brianna and Kelton Coffee.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hankins was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Kelton Hankins -- who served as Vice-President of the former Lebanon Bank; and her daughter Emily (John) Fusto.

Active pallbearers:  Donny Hamilton, Randall Keith, Shaun Donnell, Haywood Barry, Eddie Callis and Mackey Bentley. Honorary pallbearers:  Pritchard Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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