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Earl Dwight “Red” Hankins

Earl Dwight “Red” Hankins, 73, of Pikeville passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in an Oak Ridge hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Dora (Hale) Hankins, and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carlene Hankins; daughter Marchia (Dallas) Kilgore, Crossville; son Tommy (Starr) Hankins, Pikeville; two grandchildren Trey (Barbara) Kilgore and Brittany Kilgore; great-granddaughter Riley Kilgore; sisters Joann Essex, Pikeville, Rachel (Warren) Kerley, Pikeville, Mary (Phillip) Ewton, Dunlap, and Betty Lentz, Iowa; brothers Claude “Cotton” Hankins, Crossville, Clarence “Hank” Hankins, Pikeville; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Doyle Ashburn and Bro. Milton Ker officiating. Burial will be in McDowell Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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