BLUE RIDGE, GA. – Norman Lee Hawn, 87, of Blue Ridge, Ga., passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home.
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Mr. Hawn was born in Hartford City on January 4, 1927, to the late Albert Hawn Sr. and Iva King Hawn.
His life consisted of 53 years in Hartford City, 18 years in Bonita Springs, Fla., and the final 16 years was spent in Blue Ridge, Ga.
Mr. Hawn worked as a janitor at Blackford High School, Hartford City, and for 23 years he worked for Overhead Door Company, Hartford City, and later became a millwright in the iron industry.
He was very proud of the almost 20 years that he volunteered his time along with his Dalmatian canine partner, Troubles, serving as firefighters for the Hartford City Fire Department.
Norman loved his family and was a devoted grandpa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He also had a deep love for all types of animals. He always took in stray cats and could get squirrels to trust him enough to feed from his hand.
As one of Jehovah's witnesses, Norman looked forward to the time when he will awaken from death on a paradise earth in a heathy, youthful condition to be reunited with his family and friends. At that time he will again enjoy all of God's creations, especially his favorite, the animals. (John 5:28-29; Isaiah 11:6-9; Job 33:25; Psalms 37:10-11, 29)
Mr. Hawn is survived by his wife, just celebrating their anniversary of 65 years, Virginia Hawn, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn Ann and Edward Eggley, of Blue Ridge, Ga.; brother-in-law, Thomas Wayne Sills, of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Cherity (Larry) Breazeale, April (John) Hall, Matthew Eggley and Dustin (Melanie) Eggley; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Tyler Breazeale, Trenton and Kendall Hall, Reece and Erin Eggley and Brianna and Austin Eggley.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Mary Dye, Margaret Hawn and Albert Hawn, Jr.
Memorial services for Mr. Hawn will be conducted on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 3 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Daniel Allen officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com
Akins Funeral Home, 7871 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Hartford City News Times from July 23 to July 30, 2014