Transition: Zelma E. Hankins (Nov. 24, 1923-Feb. 21, 2018)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Zelma Elizabeth Hankins, of Eureka Springs, was born Nov. 24, 1923 in Pine Bluff, Ark. daughter of James E. and Katie Pearl (Reed) Hankins. She departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 94 years.

Zelma and her husband retired to Eureka Springs around 1975 and in the 1980ís they opened up a t-shirt and jewelry store downtown and in the Pine Mountain Village. Her brother, James Reed, built the Thorn Crown Chapel.

Zelma is survived by her two daughters, Elta Sallee and Brenda Bunch; four grandchildren, Angela Bunch, Troy Bunch, Chris Bunch and Curtis Sallee; six great-grandchildren, and many friends and loved ones.

On Aug. 11, 1941 she was united in marriage to Thomas Elton Hankins, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, James and Katie Reed; two sisters and one brother.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Thorn Crown Chapel, 12968, Highway 62 W, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2018