Published 12:00 am Friday, January 8, 2010
Longtime Alabama and Alaska resident Tallulah “Lola“ (Haynes) Hankins, 78, passed away peacefully at home in Anchorage after a short, but gallant battle with cancer. Her immediate family was at her bedside.
They rejoice in knowing she’s in the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Family graveside services will be held Friday, January 8th, at 3:00 p.m. at Pioneer Cemetery in Palmer, Alaska. An open service at the same location to be announced later this spring. Pastor Peter Gallardo of Family Christian Center in Palmer will officiate.
Tallulah was born in Vernon, Alabama September 11, 1931. She was employed in nursing at Vaughan Memorial Hospital in Selma, Alabama in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. She also worked in pediatrics at Providence Hospital in Anchorage for many years. Tallulah helped run the family Alaskan businesses (Muldoon Auto Parts, Jewel Lake Auto Parts, and Boniface Auto Parts) after her retirement from healthcare. Mrs. Hankins was never one to question the merits of “hard work” helping pick cotton on the family farm at an early age.
She was preceded in death by her parents: George &Addie (Bobo) Haynes. Sisters: Cazaree Haynes, Flavius Gaye (Haynes) McDaniel, and Katrulia (Haynes) Wheeler.
Survivors include sons James “Jim” Hankins of Vista, California. Michael “Mike” Hankins &his wife Joleen of Anchorage. Grandchild: Gunnar Hankins &his wife Kay of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Miranda Hankins-Stubbs &her husband Dennis of Anchorage. Great grandchildren: Kevin Hankins of Colorado Springs. Tallulah was also survived by many nieces and nephews living throughout the country.
In lieu of flowers please make any donations to Providence Hospice. 3435 E. Tudor Road. Anchorage, Alaska 99507 or Family Christian Center. 203 W. Dogwood. Palmer, Alaska. 99645.
Funeral arrangements made through Kehl‘s-Legacy Funeral Home in Anchorage.