Charles Edward Hawkins, age 86, of Mineral Bluff, GA passed away August 26, 2021 at his home. He was born on August 27, 1934 in Fannin County, GA to Charles Atley Hawkins and Elizabeth Bell Hawkins. Charles was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church and worked with the Fannin County Road Department for over 20 years. A hard worker all his life, he enjoyed hunting, gospel music, going to church, and helping others when he could. Charles was preceded in death by his wife Lois Gibson Hawkins, parents Atley Hawkins and Elizabeth Hawkins, brother Cliff Hawkins, sisters Jean Hawkins Helton and Ethlene Hawkins Helton, and sons-in-law Phillip Thomas and Chris Deal.
Survivors include: daughters Sue (Jack) Bryson, Sherry (Mitchell) Hicks, Brenda Thomas, Ann (Scott) Graves, Tammy (Bobby Joe) Shields, Dale (Joe) Mathis, and Lori Deal and sons Ed (Betty) Hawkins, Tim (Dana) Hawkins, Mike (Dana) Hawkins, and Denny (Amy) Hawkins, sister Kathy McClure, brothers Bob Hawkins, Ben Hawkins, and Leroy Hawkins, 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 4:30 pm at New Liberty Baptist Church with Reverend Randy Hooper officiating. Music will be provided by the Caylor family.
Grandsons and nephew David Hawkins will serve as pallbearers and sons-in-law will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the ALS Foundation of Georgia or to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.