Delphia Spencer Hankins
Delphia Hankins née Spencer (July 23, 1896 – October 17, 2007) was an American supercentenarian. Hankins was the oldest person in Mississippi at the time of her death at age 111.
She was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi. to Henry Jackson Spencer and Samantha Fikes Spencer. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Curtis Hankins; her brothers, Bobby, Kip, Grady, Chester and Curtis Spencer; and a son who died in infancy.
Hankins had been a resident of Aberdeen, Mississippi, from 1942 until 2000. She worked at Aberdeen Hospital and at Dr. Murphree's Clinic, and then a homemaker until she was 104. Afterwards, she moved to West Point, Mississippi, where she spent the last seven years of her life.
Delphia Hankins died at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. At the time of her death she was survived by two daughters, Olema Poss of West Point and Kathryn Crump of Aberdeen; a son, W.D. Hankins of Aberdeen; twenty-seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Famous quotes containing the word spencer:
“Here the sausage and garlic booth
Sent unholy incense skyward;
There a quivering female-thing
Gestured assignations, and lied
To call it dancing;”
—Anne Spencer (18821975)