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Lillian Hawkins, MOUNTAIN CITY

Published December 20th, 2013 10:51 pm

Lillian Hawkins, age 91, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013, at the Mountain City Care Center.
She was born on September 15, 1922, to the late Richard “Bruce” Sr. and Minnie Blanche Felts Hawkins. In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Gentry; brothers: Newton Hawkins, Richard Bruce Hawkins Jr., Willard Hawkins, Wilton Hawkins, Calvin Hawkins; and half-brother, Walter Shoemake.
Lillian worked many years at the Mountain City Shoe Plant. She loved to sew, especially quilting and enjoyed working outside in her vegetable and flower gardens.
She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Lillian is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Deanna Hawkins McGinnis and husband, Ted, and Dr. Carolyn Hawkins Brown and husband, Bill; son and special daughter-in-law, Robert Steven Hawkins and wife, Donna Widener Hawkins; sisters: Annis Gentry and Bonnie Icenhour; brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Bonnie Hawkins; grandchildren: Dr. Sherri Brown, Tammy Hawkins Hardee, Sue Anne Hawkins, Carla McGinnis Gaydos, Evan McGinnis, Shelli McGinnis Johnson; great grandchildren: Briana Hardee, Olivia Hardee, Zachary Gaydos, Jacob Gaydos, Carson McGinnis, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013, at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tom Prater to officiate.
The family will receive friends from 5-6:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013, at the Acre Field Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Derrell Gentry, Bob Hardee, Jeff Johnson, Paul Blevins, Eric Taylor, Kenny Icenhour, Eric Wallace, Evan McGinnis and Eric Gaydos.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to the Acre Field Cemetery, 1920 Gentry Creek Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the son’s home, Steve Hawkins, 3591 Sugar Creek Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at
The family of Lillian Hawkins has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683. (423) 727-9700