Melvin P. Hawkins, Jr.
Asheville - Melvin P. Hawkins, Jr., 60 of Asheville died Monday, December 3, 2012 at his residence of natural causes. A native of Asheville, he was born January 9, 1952, son of the late Melvin P. Hawkins, Sr. and Ermengarde Wegener Hawkins.
A graduate of Asheville High, he attended Asheville Buncombe Technical College. Mr. Hawkins had a long career with the North Carolina Department of Corrections from which he had recently retired.
He is survived by a brother, David Hawkins of Alexandria, VA and two sisters: Janice Hawkins McGalliard of Atlanta, GA and Linda Hawkins Paul of Norfolk, VA.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com