Phoebe Deane (Russ) Hawes (1940 - 2017)

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Phoebe Deane Russ Hawes, 76, of Bolivia died Friday Oct. 6, 2017, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Hawes was born in Brunswick County on Nov. 24, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Percy and Lottie Wilson Russ. She was a graduate of East Carolina University and a member of the ADK Teachers Sorority. She served Brunswick County Schools as a teacher for more than 30 years. She was a member of Bolivia Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School director. Mrs. Hawes was an avid college sports and Tar Heels fan and loved to travel.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas Hawes; three daughters, LaDeane Hawes of Chapel Hill, Amelia McMahan and son-in-law, Scott, of Boiling Spring Lakes and Rebekah Hawes and son-in-law, Dylan Coombs, of Durham; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jessica, Olivia, Daniel, Carson, Gawain and Gareth; brother, Phillip Russ of Longwood; and sister, Judi Russ of Longwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday Oct. 12, at the White Funeral and Cremation Service chapel, Supply with the Revs. Landis Lancaster and Chris Driggs officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bolivia.
Friends are invited to a time of visitation with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at White Funeral and Cremation Service, 603 Ocean Highway, Bolivia.
In lieu of customary remembrances memorials may be directed to the , 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060 or a .
You may offer online condolences at
White Funeral and Cremation Service, Supply/Bolivia chapel 754-6848.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Oct. 12 to Oct. 18, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
White Funeral and Cremation Service
603 Ocean Hwy E | Bolivia, NC 28422 | (910) 754-6848
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