Rev. Thornton Hawkins

Notice of Death - Rev. Thornton Hawkins

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 12/24/2022 | Date of Birth: 12/6/1929; | Clergy
We have received word of the Saturday, December 24, 2022 death of the Rev. William Thornton Hawkins of Givens Estates, Asheville.  Thornton was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Diggs Hawkins, and his granddaughter, Lauren Patrice Sigmon.  He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Patrice Hawkins Sigmon (Allen) and Catherine Hawkins Hoffman (Roger); his brother and sister-in-law: Darrell Hawkins (Sara); and by many nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, in the Norma Pulliam Chapel at Givens Estates in Asheville.  The family will greet friends in the chapel after the service.  Those attending are requested to wear masks.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the sea turtle internship fund established in memory of his granddaughter, Lauren: payable to KBSTRRC Intern Scholarship Fund, mail to: Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, PO Box 2095 / 302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, NC 28445; or to Haywood Habitat for Humanity, Attn: Terry Meyer, PO Box 283, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Rev. Hawkins’ history of service is: 52 Student; 54 Polkville-Rehobeth; 56 Francis Asbury; 60 Guilford College; 64 Reidsville: First; 66 Murphy: First; 71 Canton: Central; 75 Charlotte: Pleasant Grove; 77 Midway; 80 Salisbury: Main St-Long St; 85 Hayesville: First/Clay Co Parish; 92 Retired (95 /Francis Asbury); 95 Retired.
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