October 14, 1943 ~ June 9, 2022

Born in: Fairview, NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Doris Wright Hawkins, 78, originally from Fairview, died peacefully at her home in Leicester surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Ray Earl Hawkins; parents, Loretta and Roland Wright; and brothers, Eddie and Jimmy Wright.

Doris retired from Mission Hospital Owen Heart Center.

She is survived by many who love her: her sister, Alice (Steve) Smith; daughterS, Julie Hawkins (Charles) Taylor, Kathleen (George) Carpenter, and Loretta Hawkins Bemis; son, Ray (Lynda) Hawkins; grandchildren, Savanna Hawkins, Landon and Caitlin Taylor, Justin (Kimberly) Carpenter, Emme Morris (Karim), Ian (Jodi) Hawkins and Keeley Hawkins; great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Layla Hawkins, Emory Carpenter, Ciera (PJ) Sweitzer, Ashley (Brandon) Duncan, Maverick Morris, Carthage Morris, and Cameron Hawkins; and three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at Snelson Cemetery. Gary Haynes will officiate with Jerry Jamerson assisting.

Her family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.

There was joy in her life and her family was her greatest joy. She was loved and treasured and will be missed by many. We were very fortunate to have her in our lives.


Visitation: June 13, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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


Graveside Service: June 13, 2022 2:00 pm

Snelson Cemetery
Bear Creek Road
Leicester, NC 28748


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  1. I am so sorry to hear about aunt Doris, she was a very kind and special lady, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this time and I know that she is flying with the angels now and may she rest in peace.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Doris, my friend and coworker for many years. I worked with her at Northwestern Bank and United Federal Credit Union for many years. She was not only a coworker but a good friend who could always be depended on. I have not been able to see her in quite a while but she was always in my thoughts and prayers. My prayers are with Julie, Alice, Cathy,Lori and the rest of her family. I know she will be missed as she was such a precious lady. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

  3. I met Doris when I went to work at Northwestern Bank. She was my supervisor and became one of my best friends . I also had the opportunity to work with her at United Federal Credit Union and through the years we worked , we shop and carpooled together. She was always the same wonderful human being and a special friend. If you had the privileged to know her and to be a part of her life ..You were truly blessed.

  4. So many memories of your family. My prayers are with you all. May God’s peace uphold you during this time.


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