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Marvin Hanks

January 7, 1924 — November 1, 2022

Silas Creek Chapel

Marvin Hanks

Mr. Marvin Columbus Hanks, 98, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022.  He was born January 7, 1924, Wilkes County, NC to the late Ruben and Virgie Hanks.

He had a strong faith in a loving God.  Marvin often said he believed God put him on earth to put a smile on others' faces. He was a man that loved and found peace in nature.  He cherished his time as a Mason and his Masonic brothers. While he worked in many different jobs throughout his life, he fulfilled his dream job as a tobacco auctioneer, and could easily be convinced to show off his auctioneer chant. Marvin was a World War 2 veteran proudly serving in the Navy.

In addition to his parents, Marvin is preceded in death by his first wife, Lou Ray; second wife, Carol Jean Hanks; and three siblings: Irene, Arvil, and Jasper.  He is survived by four daughters: Paulette, Michelle (Kelvin), Donna, and Cheryl (David); five grandchildren: Margay, Steven, Ashley, Sarah, and Sonia; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, cherished friends and neighbors.  A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 PM Saturday, November 5th at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday, November 4th at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Senior Services Inc of W-S and Forsyth County, Hospice, or the charity of your choice.

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Past Services


Friday, November 4, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel

3315 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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Graveside Service

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

593 Pleasant Hill Dr, Elkin, NC 28621

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