Frankie E. W. Hawkins obituary

Frankie E. W. Hawkins Obituary

chandler, South Carolina, United States

June 07, 1936 - June 28, 2017

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Frankie E. W. Hawkins obituary

Frankie E. W. Hawkins Obituary

Jun 07, 1936 - Jun 28, 2017

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Frankie E. W. HawkinsTaylorsFrankie Eugenia Whitmire Hawkins, age 81 years, passed away on Wednesday June 28, 2017. A memorial service will be held to honor her life on Saturday August 12, 2017 at The Wood Mortuary in Greer, South Carolina with visitation at 12:30 pm and service at 2:00 pm.Frankie was born on June 7, 1936 in Taylors, SC, the only child of the late Erskine M. Whitmire and Ruby Chandler Whitmire Nolan. Her mother preceded her in death by 17 days. Frankie was a caring, generous individual with an effervescent personality which made her popular at Taylors High School where she lettered in basketball and played piano for many of the school programs. After graduating in 1954, Frankie married her sweetheart, the late William F. (Frank) Hawkins and spent her first years of married life as a Navy wife and then continued to support him and their growing family while Frank attended Clemson University. Frankie was a devoted homemaker, mother and later, a foster parent to a little boy named Billy while living in Fort Worth. Frankie loved to travel and was fortunate to live in and visit many places. The family traveled extensively in Mexico, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Austria & Italy. After and a two-year stay in Germany from 1965-1967, the family settled in Summerville where she owned and operated the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio. Never one to sit idle, Frankie loved gardening, restoring antiques, her dog "Killer" and spending time with family. She also obtained her realtor's license, worked as a rigger's helper at Braswell Shipyard and ever the entrepreneur, operated her own professional cleaning business until she became ill.Frankie leaves behind her daughter Krista Hancock (Jim) of Stedman, North Carolina; her son Mark Hawkins (Karen) of Goose Creek South Carolina; three grandsons Garrett and Lawton Hawkins of Goose Creek and Drayton Hancock of Stedman, NC; a granddaughter Audrey Washington (Adrian) of Anchorage. AK and a great-granddaughter Aliyah Warren also of Anchorage. AK. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the or the Kidney Foundation of South Carolina.Condolences may be made online at www.thewoodmortuary.com
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