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Family: William Lester Hankins / Beatrice Blanton 'Bea' Burnette (F4883)  [1

m. 5 Oct 1946


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  • William Lester HankinsFather | Male
    William Lester Hankins

    Born  22 Nov 1925  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Jan 2016  Beltsville, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    County Line Christian Church Cemetery Axton, Henry, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  5 Oct 1946  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  George Hutcherson Hankins | F1523 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Nannie Mae Marlowe | F1523 Group Sheet 

    Beatrice Blanton 'Bea' BurnetteMother | Female
    Beatrice Blanton 'Bea' Burnette

    Born  1929  Henry Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Father   
    Mother   

  • Notes  Married:
    • Children:
      William Lester Hankins, Jr.
      Linda Dianne Hankins
      Lois Marie Hankins
      John Lewis Hankins

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180131009/william-lester-hankins.
      William Lester ?Lester or Luck? Hankins, Sr
      Birth 22 Nov 1925
      Death 27 Jan 2016 Beltsville, Prince George's County, Maryland
      Burial County Line Christian Church Cemetery Axton, Henry County, Virginia
      Lester was the second born son of the late George Hutcherson Hankins and Nannie (Marlowe) Hankins. He grew up in Axton, VA about a 10th of a mile from the County Line Christian Church and cemetery where he is now buried. While growing up he and his brothers were always interested in cars and he became a mechanic for most of his life. He was also a school bus driver in Axton as well as worked at the American Furniture Factory in Martinsville. In 1943 Lester joined the Navy and served during WWII on the USS Vicksburg and fought in the South Pacific. When Lester returned from the war he met and married Beatrice B. Burnett on October 5, 1946. They had four children: William L. Hankins, Jr., Linda Diane (Short), Lois Marie (Carroll), and John Lewis Hankins. Lester moved his family from Axton to Maryland in 1957 where he lived out the rest of his life.

      Husband of Beatrice B. (Burnett) Hankins