Kathrine Gathings
September 28, 1940 - December 21, 2010
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Sister Kathrine (Bird) Gathings was born September 28,1943 to the late Chancy and Beatrice Hankins in Mellwood, AR.

She accepted Christ at a early age at the Zion Traveler M.B.Church under the leadership of the late Rev. F.A. Simpson. She remained faithfully under the late C.B. Bingham where she served on the mother board.

Sister Kathrine married the late brother Douglas(Nick)Gathings, Jr. on April 19,1964 and to this union, 11 children were born .

She was preceded in death by her three sisters; Maggie Kuykendall, Lucy Glass and Rosie Hankins; two brothers, Eddie Hankins and Oscar Hankins.

Sister Kathrine leaves to cherish her memories; her children, Charles Gathings of Elaine, AR, Violet Gathings of Mellwood, AR, Norman Gathings of Elaine, AR, Audrey Gathings of Elaine AR, Bruce Gathings of West Helena, AR, Larsena Gathings of Lakeview, AR, Arlanda Gathings of Elaine, AR, Tyrone Gathings of Lakeview, AR, Linda and Brenda Gathings of Milwaukee, WI, Tonya Gathings of Elaine, AR, mother -in -law, Sis. Mary Gathings of Mellwood, AR, step mother, Sis. Theola Watts of West Helena, AR, five sisters; Bessie Young of Madison, WI, Georgia B. Moore of Detroit, MI, Ruby (Henry) Johnson of Marion, AR, Earline Thomas of Elaine, AR, Blanchie (Robert)Lee of Elaine, AR, two brothers; Will (Gloria) Hankins of Crumrod, AR, Chancy Hankins, Jr. of Chicago, IL;one aunt, Rosie Lee Barnett of Little Rock, AR; two great aunts, Odella Winters, Mattie Righout of Oakland, CA; five sisters- in- law, one brother -in -law, a dear and close friend, Classie Rose of Milwaukee, WI, a close friend of the family, Ann Cox of Atlanta, GA, two godchildren; Gracie Simmons and Tony Davis, a dear and sweet nephew, just like a son, Gwen Thomas, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Public Viewing

Wednesday December 29, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Robert Lee Brown Memorial Chapel
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Funeral Service

Thursday December 30, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at P.L.M.& D. District Center
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Thursday December 30, 2010 at First Baptist Elaine Cemetery
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