Mary Lou Hankins Lewis, Pine Bluff

Updated: September 22, 2015

Mary Lou Clowers Hankins Lewis, age 93, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, September 17, 2015.

Born January 27, 1922 at Tarry, AR, she was the daughter of the late Duff G. Clowers and Blanche E. Wimberly Clowers.

Mrs. Lewis worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator for over 35 years.

She was a long-time member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

Predeceasing her are two husbands, W. T. “Dub” Hankins and Loel Lewis; and two brothers, George Clowers and Floyd Clowers.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Lee Hankins (Patricia) of Conroe, TX, William David Hankins (Debbie) of Pearland, TX, and Donnie Gene Hankins (Donna) of Jonesboro, AR; a brother, Leland Clowers of Palm Harbor, FL; six grandchildren, Christopher Hankins, Gregory Hankins, Amanda Nugent, Michael Hankins, Nicholas Hankins, and Rose Hankins; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, 11:00 a.m. at Fuller Hale-South Chapel with Brother Roger Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 5130 Bobo Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71603; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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