Dora Viola Hendrix Hawkins, 94, of Ferguson, widow of Dow M. Hawkins, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at her home.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel, with the Rev. Paul R. Laws officiating. Burial will be in the Hawkins Family Cemetery. The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6 until 8 Monday night.

Mrs. Hawkins was born in Watauga County on June 12, 1919 to John and Maggie Houck Hendrix. She was a member of Decision Independent Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hawkins was also preceded in death by a son, Clyde Hawkins; four sisters and five brothers.

Mrs. Hawkins is survived by five daughters, Janette Dove of Ferguson, Dorothy Triplett and husband, Richard, of Wilkesboro, Virginia Smith of Ferguson, Doris Elledge and husband, Mike, of Ferguson, Elizabeth Robbins and husband, Mitchell, of Ferguson; one son, William Hawkins and wife, Gaynell, of Wilkesboro; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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