F. Martin Hankins
Funeral Date: 9/16/2009

Obituary:
F. Martin Hankins, age 89, of Warren, Ark. died Sunday, September 13th in Little Rock, Ark. He was born May 3, 1920 in Warren, a son of the late Charles Felton Hankins and Harriett Athleen Martin Hankins. He was the retired owner and manager of C.W. Hankins and Sons, a United States Navy Veteran serving in WWII as an electronics instructor. He was a life long Presbyterian serving as an elder and choir member for over 60 years. He was a life time member of the Warren Rotary Club and a member of the Board of Directors for the Warren Bank and Trust for 50 years. He was an active amateur radio operator (W5HTY) for 50 years serving as president of the Arkansas DXers Association (ADXA). He was a lifetime member of the Fair and Marketing Board, a certified personal pilot, and the descendant of Captain Hugh Bradley, founder of Bradley County Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lily Margaret Godwin Hankins, whom he married November 2, 1941 and she died March 15, 1987. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Betty Hankins Henry. Survivors include a son, Dr. Martin Hankins Jr. of Eugene, Oregon; a daughter Chris Hankins Dean of Little Rock, Ark.; a grandson, Shannon Harrison (Stephanie) of Maumelle Ark.; and a great-grandson, Rickey Harrison also of Maumelle, and a sister, Harriett Hankins McClendon of Little Rock, Ark. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 4:30PM Wednesday, September 16th at the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, Ark. by Rev. Troy Pritt. Brenda Wooley was the eulogist and Linda Barrett the organist Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Charles Harding, Kenneth Charles, Larry Goodsell, Brian Martin, Cliff Morgan and State Rep. R. Gregg Reep. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Roddey, Jerry Tullos, David Roddey, J. O. Davis, Stewart Long, Jim Brazeel, Rita Belcher, Lou Dennis, Rick Henry, Mike McClendon, Charles McClendon, the Arkansas Amateur Radio Association, Tommy Burrow, Robert L. Newton, Cotton Watson, Jimmy Burkhart and John B. Frazer, Jr. Memorials preferred Warren Branch Library.

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Message: My prayers are with you.

Name: Charles Landers
Message: Chris, I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was such a fine man, and I always had great respect for him and loved talking to him. I know you will miss him dearly. However, we know that heaven is gaining a saint. Please accept my sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with you and guide you. With my condolences, Charles

Name: Richard Harris
Message: As a fellow amateur radio operator, I had the pleasure of knowing Martin over 30 years. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Name: Paul & Doris Jankowski
Message: Chris, we are so very saddened by the loss of your father. He was a fine, upstanding man and his loss will be felt by many people. Paul worked for him at the store as did I during another employees vacation.

Name: Tim & Regina Spraggins
Message: Mr. Hankins was very special to both Tim and me. He will be greatly missed.

Name: Ernie and Ealrine Ferrell
Message: We shall always treasure the fond memories of Mr. Hankins. Please accept our sympathy.

Name: Gini Lee Godwin Hudson
Message: Fellow was a dear, thoughtful uncle. Chris and Martin, at your suggestion, I will donate to the Warren Library in memory of your dad.

Name: Martha & Vernie Godwin
Message: Chris and Martin, your uncle and I were so saddened by the unexpected news of your Dad's death. As you know, he was very special to us. I'm not sure if we can make the services with you all. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both. We have lost a very special family member, but we will be rejoined with our heavenly Father in the days ahead. We send our love, Your Aunt and Uncle, Martha Lee & Vernie (Junior)

Name: Mary Beth Hankins
Message: Mr. Hankins, or Fellow, was an exceptional man. He made those around him feel important, showing a genuine interest in them. He cared deeply for family, friends and community. He had such a jest for learning and never stopped seeking. I wish all the family well and am happy I was able to be apart of his life.

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: To the members of the Hankins family: I was so sad to read of your dad's passing away. He was a true friend to all of us kids in Warren. I fondly remember his hardware/furniture store and how he would let us ride the elevator to the 2nd floor of the building. He always kept us with all of us no matter how far we roamed from Warren. He was a fine man - a real Gentleman. You are all in my prayers

Name: Dennis Schaefer
Message: Martin was an amateur radio friend for years and was one of my favorite people. He was smart and nice to be around, and was always known as a real gentleman. He will be missed, and will always be remembered with respect.

Name: Julie Mullins
Message: Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.

Name: Danielle House
Message: Chris, you and your family are in my prayers. I am thinking about you all in this sad time.

Name: Carol Rangel
Message: Chris, I was so sorry to hear about your father. It is never easy to loose our parents. From what I've ready sounds like he was a very special man. I'm thinking about you and your family and lifting you up during this hard time! Carol

Name: Patricia Quarles
Message: Chris, dear friend, you and your family are in my prayers.

Name: Belecia Bledsoe
Message: Chris - I am thinking about you. You and your family are in my prayers.

Name: Lewis Chanel
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Name: Lewis Chanel
Message: Chris - I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Name: Bob Ahart
Message: Martin was such a delight to be around at Rotary meetings. He was always positive and uplifting to everyone, even strangers. I am glad I knew him.

Name: Janice McAllister
Message: I am so saddened to hear of my dear friends Martin Hankins death. Please know I loved him dearly and had such great admiration and respect for him. Love you all, Janice

Name: Olivia Bates
Message: Chris Dean & Family Very Sorry to hear of the lost of your loved one. May the memories of him that you hold so dear remain in your hearts. God Be with You and Family.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Chris, Martin and family, I am truly saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He was a wonderful, good man and will be sorely missed by the community. My thoughts and prayers are with you all....Ricky

Name: Renita Bennett
Message: Hey Ms Chris, my deepest sympanthy is sent to you and your family, its hard to stay encouraged at times like these but time heals all wounds, remembering your fathers legacy and the good times also helps. You and the family will be in our prayers, we love you here in Central Office and miss you so much.

Name: Toni Seavers
Message: My dearest friend Chris and family: What a truly, truly amazing man your father was. God be with you and your family during this most difficult time. Love, Toni Seavers

Name: Kimberly Cogshell
Message: Chris, you are in my prayers. If you or you're family need ANYTHING, don't hesitate to call me. Philippians 4:13 says " I can all things through Christ which strengtheneth me". Love Kimberly Cogshell.

Name: Tom Ed Wright
Message: Even though I have been gone from Warren for over 40, I have very found memories of Mr. Hankings. I cut his grass, delivered his paper and my family purchased furniture from his store, which we still have. May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow. Rev. T.E. Wright

Name: Judy and French Wynne,Jr.
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Mr. Hankins will be missed dearly!