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Oberia "Bea" Aiken Hawkins


Oberia "Bea" Aiken Hawkins, 78, wife of Col. James Hawkins, Jr., died Friday, June 22, 2012.

Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Louis Calhoun and Violet Matthews Aiken.

Bea was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. A faithful member of her church, she taught Sunday School for almost 50 years, worked with the G.A.'s, and was a member of both the choir and W.M.U.

In addition to her husband of over 58 years, she is survived by a daughter, Janet Sneed and her husband, Danny; a son, James "Jimmy" Hawkins III and his wife, Teresa; two granddaughters, Leah Patterson and her husband, Jason, and Lyndsey Bates and her husband, Chris; two grandsons, James "Jay" Hawkins IV and his wife, Katherine, and Jeremy Hawkins and his wife, Keylan; one great-granddaughter, Caroline Hawkins; and one great-grandson, Gavin Bates.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church followed by the Funeral Service at 3:00 p.m. Burial will take place in the Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Reedy River Baptist Church, 871 North Hwy 25 Bypass, Greenville, SC 29617.

The family will be at the residence.

Mrs. Hawkins Sunday School Class will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.

Published in The Greenville News on June 24, 2012
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