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Mary Nelle Hankins

April 15, 1927 — May 1, 2010

Mary Nelle Jones Marable Hankins, age 83, of Rome died Saturday morning, May 1st, 2010 at Winthrop Manor of Rome.

A native of Floyd County, Mrs. Hankins was born on April 15th, 1927, the daughter of the late Romeo and Speaker Clarke Jones. She had spent the great part of her life in Rome and Floyd County and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. Prior to her retirement Mrs. Hankins was owner and operator of Mary Nelle's Drapery of Rome and was an interior decorator. Mrs. Hankins was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Joan Marable Donaldson and Janice Marable Newton. She was married to James Benjamin "J.B." Hankins who preceded her in death on August 17th, 1996.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy A. Benjamin of Norfolk, VA.; 3 grandsons, David Benjamin and his wife, Danielle of Norfolk, VA., Rhett Newton and his wife, Melinda of Rome and Drew Newton of Rome; 4 great-grandchildren also survive as do 1 brother, Larry Jones of Rome.

Funeral service for Mrs. Hankins will be held this (Monday) morning, May 3rd, 2010 at 11 o'clock from the graveside of Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Barry Snapp officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel this (Monday) morning from 9:30 until 10:30.

The following will serve as active pallbearers, Richard Marable, Merle Marable, Rhett and Drew Newton.

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Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements for Mary Nelle Jones Marable Hankins.

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