Dorothy Mae Waters Hawkins, 90, of Newberry, died Monday, November 20, 2017, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Born on June 4, 1927, in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Lillie Hawkins Waters. Mrs. Hawkins was retired from Old School Manufacturing. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, a member of the Ebenezer Ladies Club and a former Sunday School teacher.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Thomas Edward Hawkins; a son, Wayne (Melma) Hawkins of Ninety Six; daughters, Marie (Jerry) Cohen of Newberry and Connie Summer of Columbia; sisters, Betty Schumpert and Frances Connelly both of Newberry; brothers, Frank Waters of Greenwood and Earl Waters and James Waters both of Newberry; six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Mrs. Hawkins was predeceased by a sister, Bennie Lou Shealy.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jimmy Counts. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family will be at her residence. Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1254 Glenn Street, Ext., Newberry, SC 29108 or the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Foundation, PO Box 497, Newberry, SC 29108.
Pallbearers will be Michael Cohen, Daniel Summer, Jeff Bickley, Caleb Bickley, Colby Bickley, Jacob Wilburn and Matt Furlong.
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