Hanks Hanks Katie Bell Sheppard McFalls Hanks died Jan. 10, 2011, after a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 12, 1905, in the Connelly community near Thorndale.

Her early years were spent in and around the Pleasant Hill community near Rockdale.

Mrs. Hanks has lived the last 40 years in the Dallas area.

She was preceeded in death by two husbands, Carol “Jack” McFalls and William “Bill” Hanks; three sons, Carol “Buck” McFalls, H.W. “Teet” McFalls and Michael McFalls; two daughters, Peggy Comer and Joyce Ware.

Survivors are a daughter, Shirley Odom and husband Ray of Mesquite, and a step- daughter, Maxine Lamb and husband James of California; also, 19 grandchildren, 43 greatgrandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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