Mrs. Rebecca Hankins, age 85, of 1011 Ponders Lane, Dalton, GA, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in Hamilton Medical Center.  Mrs. Hankins was born July 14, 1923, in Valdosta, GA.  She was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church.Mrs. Hankins was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Hankins; sons, Ricky Hankins and Malloy Hankins; brothers, Joe Wilson, John Wilson and Sylvester Wilson.Survivors are her sons and daughters-in-laws, Charles and Mary Ellen Hankins of Varnell, GA, and Carlton and Joyce Hankins of Ft. Pierce, FL; her daughters, Frances Smith of Rocky Face, GA and Annie Lee Mathis of Dalton, GA; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 19, 2009, at 11am from the chapel of the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Morgan officiating.  Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Hankins will lie-in-state Friday, June 19, 2009, at the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 9am to 11am.Pall-bearers will be Eric Hankins, Charles Hankins, Jr., Terry Mathis, David Mathis,
Edward Cordell and James Cordell.  They are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30am on Friday.
Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Rebecca Hankins who passed away on Wednesday.