May 17, 1941 ~ April 29, 2019

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Clarence G. Hawkins, 77, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, at the CarePartners Solace Center.

Born in Buncombe County, Mr. Hawkins was a son of the late Glenn and Pauline Arrington Hawkins. He was a 1959 graduate of Leicester High School and was a retired Produce Manager from Winn-Dixie.

He is survived by his wife, Revonda Walker Hawkins; two sons, Rodney D. Hawkins and Roger A. Hawkins; and a sister, Ruby Dills.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Keith Hutchinson officiating. Interment will follow at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rance Lumston, Kevin Davis, David Worley, Jeff Penland, Jeff Rice, Brandon Morgan, Tony Walker and Rex Walker.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service.


Funeral Service: May 2, 2019 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: May 2, 2019 12:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Outdoor Resorts will miss this fine man , he was an asset to our community , prayers to Revonda and his family . May he rest in gods eternal love .

  2. To Revonda, our very best friend, we have many many fond memories of our 50 year friendship with you & Clarence. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace thru this difficult time. Sending our love to you and the boys.

  3. Clarence was such a kind, gentle friend who took pride in everything he did with perfection. Our hearts go out to Revonda, Roger, and Rodney with sadness and love.

  4. We are so sad to hear of the passing of such a fine man & good friend. Our Love & Prayers are with You.

  5. Revonda, I was saddened to hear of Clarence’s death; so young he was. Let me express my condolences to you, Rodney and Roger and the entire families who will miss him the most, as well as all his many friends. This is a great loss to us all, but we know as believers in Jesus that it won’t be long until we see him again.

  6. Revonda and Family. We are so very sorry to hear about Clarence. We are lifting each of you up in our prayers. Rest on God’s promise that you will see him again. Much love to all.

  7. Revonda, Roger & Rodney: All God’s comfort, blessings and love to your family during this difficult time. Clarence was such a good man, friend, father, husband! Much love to all of you.

  8. We would like to pass along our condolences for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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