Perry Hawkins
Perry Hawkins HICKORY Mr. Perry Ray Hawkins, 89, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice Home. He was born March 16, 1924, in Wilkes County, the son of Benjamin and Hettie Sanders Hawkins. He was a member of Warlick's Baptist Church, where he had been involved in many different ministries. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was retired from Grand Manor Furniture with over 30 years of service. Perry was a gentle man, who had a great sense of humor and was devoted to his family. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Naomi Beane. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Virginia Throneburg Hawkins; a daughter, Teresa H. Ramsey and husband, Doug, of Hickory; a granddaughter, Danielle Pope, of Claremont; a great-granddaughter, Micaela Pope, of Claremont; six sisters, Violet Hawkins, Zelma Coffey, Dean Annas, Novella Benfield, all of Lenoir, Eloise Bolick, of Connelly Springs, and Vernice Whisnant, of Rutherford College; three brothers, Ross Hawkins and Grady Hawkins, both of Lenoir and Hurley Hawkins, of Hudson; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Catawba Funerals and Cremations by Pastor Gary Murry. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3925 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or to Oasis Shrine, 604 Doug Mayes Pl., Charlotte, NC 28262. Online condolences may be at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations are providing professional services to the Hawkins family.

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Published by Hickory Daily Record on Jul. 30, 2013.
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Teresa, we are sorry to hear about your father. We are thinking and praying for you and your family.
Carolyn Crawley
July 31, 2013
Teresa, sorry to read of your Dad's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Faye Dellinger
July 30, 2013
We were sorry to learn of Perry's death....but we rejoice in a life so well lived and well loved! He will be missed by all who knew this gentle man! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of the family members...especially Ginny and Teresa!
Love You guys! Wanda and Don Hastings
July 30, 2013