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Henry "Jim" James Hankins, Jr.

1933 - 2021



Henry James (Jim) Hankins Jr., 88, of Pinehurst passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Jim was born in Eden, NC, on January 15, 1933, to the late Henry James Hankins, Sr., and Katie Roberts Hankins.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy.

He is survived by his wife, Lyncia (Lyn) Williamson Hankins, son David (Patricia), and daughter, Heather Watson; 4 grandchildren: Matt and Ashley Hankins, Emma and Lila Watson; and 3 great grandchildren: Collin, Tessa, and Willow.

Jim retired from the Cumberland County Schools in 1985.  In his early career, he was a teacher and coach at Massey Hill High School.  He retired as the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools, Cumberland County Schools.  A private service is planned at a later time with internment at First Presbyterian Church Columbarium, Fayetteville, NC.

Contributions in Jim's memory may be made to:

First Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 251 Campground Rd, West End, NC 27376; or

Pavillon, 241 Pavillon Place, Mill Spring, NC  28756

Online condolences may be sent to

Services entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301


FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care
251 Campground Rd., West End NC 27376

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April 9, 2021 8:16 AM

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Ashley Hankins

April 14, 2021 10:44 AM

I will miss you Grandad ❤️ Keep an eye over us all and give Great Grandma Katie & Uncle Jimmy a hug for me. I love you.

Paula Turner Montenegro

April 8, 2021 1:57 PM

Jimmy was my second cousin.  Unfortunately, I did not know him well, but I remember so fondly the beautiful 100th birthday party for his mother, my great aunt, Katie and seeing him.  He was gracious and wonderful, and he will be missed.  I still loved him and pray now for his family.

Frances McLemore McCauley

April 8, 2021 12:06 PM

Mr. Hankins was our guidance counselor, teacher, coach, and friend to the Massey Hill Pirate Student Body.  We all have fond memories of the kindness of Mr. Hankins. Prayers for comfort to the family at this time. 

David Pugh, Jr

April 7, 2021 11:13 AM

Mr Hankins was an outstanding leader often staying in the background but always doing things to help students and teachers.  Kindest regards to Lyn, David, Heather and family. 

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