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Hugh D. Hawkes, 95

Passed Away: 06/20/2012

Hugh D. Hawkes, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Mike Taylor and Reverend Ricky Thrasher will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 2 4 pm and 6 8 pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Hawkes was born February 25, 1917 in Winterville, Georgia to the late Thomas D. Hawkes and Ada Gunnells Hawkes. He lived in New Holland for 66 years and was retired from Pacolet Textile Mill. Hugh was a member of New Holland Baptist Church for over 60 years and was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 72 years, Juanita Smith Hawkes, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Mr. Hawkes is survived by daughters & sons-in-laws, Evelyn & Ken Crain of Oakwood and Karen & Charlie Saye of McCalla, Alabama, grandsons & their wives, Scott & Stacey Crain of Braselton and Stacey & Dana Crain of Oakwood, granddaughters & their husbands, Lisa & Mike Oakman of Hoover, Alabama and Amy & Jason Manley of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Claire, Emily, Will and Haley Crain, Josh & D. J. Oakman and Ally & Drew Manley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Holland Baptist Church, 7 Quarry Street, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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