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CLEVELAND - Ottis Ray Hankins, age 79, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven, MS.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Memorial Services will follow at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.
Ottis was born on March 04, 1938 to Arlo and Margaret (Jenkins) Hankins in Sledge, MS. He married Marjorie Ray Hankins on November 6, 1958 in Marks, MS. Ottis was a Mississippi Army National Guard Veteran. He was a former insurance agent for Life of Georgia Insurance Company, He was also the owner operator of Hankins Body Shop for over 30 years in Cleveland, MS. Ottis was a very community minded person having served as a volunteer fireman, Lions Club Member, J C Club Member and served with the Bolivar County Planning Commission. Ottis loved Delta State University; he had previously operated the game clock for basketball and was an official for football games for many years. He was also a member and deacon of Providence Baptist Church.
Ottis is preceded in death by his parents Arlo and Margaret Hankins, wife of 58 years Margorie R. Hankins and Son, Gordon Ray Hankins.
Ottis is survived by Daughter, Tracy(Keith) Rosson of Portland, AR; Daughter, Stephanie(Wes) Shive of Southaven, MS. Brother, Horace H. Hankins of Sentatobia, MS and Sister, Madelaine H. Kruger of Springfield, MO. 4 grandchildren; Davis Hankins, Lauren (Pierce) Williams, Parker Rosson and Olivia Shive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Ottis to:
Chi Alpha Campus Ministries c/o Pierce and Lauren Williams #287193 1445 N. Booneville Ave. Springfield, MO 65802
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. the online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome. net.
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