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Mary Baldwin Meek Hankins
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1910
Warren
Bradley County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 2003
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Mary Baldwin Meek Hankins, age 93, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Sunday, November 2, at the Nursing and Rehabilitation Center @ Good Shepherd.  Mary B. was born March 4, 1910 in Warren, Arkansas a daughter of the late John Rufus Starr Meek and Mary Lema Watson Meek.  She received her education in the Warren Public School System and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. "Mary B." taught music in South Arkansas and North Louisiana and was at one time, church organist for First Presbyterian Church, Warren.   "Mary B." was a homemaker and a member of Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church.  Mary B.  married Edwin Hankins, Jr. on October 30, 1935 at Warren, Ark. and he died November 30, 1985 after 50 years of marriage.  She was survived by 3 children and many grandchildren and great grandchiildren. She was preceded in death by a brother J. R. S. Meek, Jr. and a sister Martha Meek. Funeral services 10:00 am Saturday, November 8, 2003 at Frazer's Chapel.  Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

From Dallas, Tx. .. I visited my Aunt Mary Baldwin Meek Hankins when she lived on Park Ave in Little Rock, Ark.. In front of her home, I recall seeing Federal/State Reserve Soldiers with weapons on the grounds of Little Rock Central High School.. and was appalled that any soldier(s)r were stationed on a high school grounds.. My father attended that high school.. While that civil rights event was so historic, I am disappointed Arkansas' history was tainted by no better embrace of this time.. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Rufus Starr Meek (1874 - 1952)
  Mary Lema Watson Meek (1877 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Edwin Hankins (1908 - 1985)
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Meek (1902 - 1902)*
  Ella Elizabeth Meek (1904 - 1910)*
  Infant Son Meek (1906 - 1906)*
  John Rufus Starr Meek (1908 - 1995)*
  Mary Baldwin Meek Hankins (1910 - 2003)
  Martha Watson Meek (1912 - 1998)*
  Sue Meek (1915 - 1917)*
  Marian Agnes Meek (1917 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Warren
Bradley County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Larry Chenault
Record added: Jan 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8291241
Mary Baldwin <i>Meek</i> Hankins
Added by: Larry Chenault
 
Mary Baldwin <i>Meek</i> Hankins
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Mary Baldwin <i>Meek</i> Hankins
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