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Chester Hanks

Funeral services for Chester Hanks, of Brookhaven, are Saturday, March 25, 2017, at noon at Brookhaven Funeral Home (Natchez Drive) with burial at Fair River Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven. Bro. Jim Manning will officiate the services.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

Mr. Hanks, 83, died Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was born June 26, 1933, in Crowley, Louisiana, to Bernice and Jennie Richard Hanks. He enjoyed gardening, traveling with his wife and friends, spending time with his family, and refinishing furniture. He also served his country in the United States Navy and was active in the Korean War. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Bertha Griffin; and brothers, George Hanks and Johnny Hanks.

Survivors are his wife, Evelyn Crane Hanks, of Brookhaven; daughter, Lisa Hanks Fokakis and husband Johnny, of Hattiesburg; son, Shane Hanks and wife Gina, of Brookhaven; grandchildren, Shawn Hanks (Kristen), Mallory Kennedy, Emily Hanks, April Fokakis, and Zoe Fokakis; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Alyssa, Kaylee, Braden, Jaslyn, Jace, Gavin, Robbie, and Grayson; his beloved cats; and a host of friends.

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