20 October 2007

RIP: Delphia Hankins

Delphia Hankins
23 Jul 1896 - 17 Oct 2007

ZUI this article* from the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal:
Delphia Spencer Hankins, 111, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. She was born July 23, 1896, in Itawamba County to Henry Jackson Spencer and Samantha Fikes Spencer. She had lived in Aberdeen since 1942 and in West Point for the past seven years. She was the oldest living person in the State of Mississippi, the 19th oldest living person in the United States and the 46th oldest living person in the world.

According to the Gerontology Research Group's list of validated supercentenarians, Mrs Hankins was the 50th supercentenarian to die this year. The list now includes 68 women and 8 men, the youngest of whom is Ruth Meyers Lincoln, of Arkansas (born 30 Sep 1897 in Oklahoma).

* Scroll down - it's near the bottom of the page.

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