Meta Carolina (Gerdes) Hawes (1927 - 2018)


Meta Carolina Gerdes Hawes, 90, of Nakina died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.
She was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Carolinensiel, Germany, the daughter of the late Margaretha Classen Gerdes and the late Emil Theodore Gerdes.
She is survived by daughters, Dorothy H. Gore of Whiteville, Betty H. Hill of Wilmington, Hilda H. Smith Black of Ash and Judy H. Gore of Shallotte; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday afternoon, Jan. 5, at McKenzie Mortuary in Whiteville. The funeral services were held after visitation, followed by a graveside service at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery in Nakina. Pastor Ken Sides of Bethesda United Methodist Church and Old Dock United Methodist and the Rev. Al Morris officiated.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice - Angel House Hospice Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, NC 28472, (910) 642-9051.
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, 2018
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