John Avril "Driggers" Hanks, 85, resident of 3012 Hwy. 20 widower of Alta Lee Uldrick Hanks died Sunday Feb. 11, 2007 at Abbeville Area Medical Center.
Born in Abbeville, SC he was a son of the late Thomas H. and Elizabeth Pearman Hanks.
He was a retired automobile salesman. After retirement Mr. Hanks became very active in cattle farming. He was also a member of Keowee Baptist Church.
He is survived by 2 sisters Mary E. Hanks and Ida Lou Hanks of Honea Path, SC, a niece Francine West and her husband Howard of Holly Hill, SC and a brother-in-law Frank Uldrick and his wife Betty of Abbeville, SC.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers Guy, Herman and Herbert A. Hanks and 2 sisters Ora Bell Hanks and Elma Hanks.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday Feb. 14, 2007 at 11:00 AM from Keowee Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Mize officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10:00 AM.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening. The family is at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Keowee Baptist Church 4640 Keowee Rd. Honea Path, SC 29654.