Janieve Byrd Hawkins

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JANIEVE B. HAWKINS Janieve Byrd Hawkins, 94, formerly of Starnes Cove Road, Candler, died peacefully Monday, June 22, 2009, at Pisgah Manor Retirement Center. Mrs. Hawkins was born in Buncombe County and was a daughter of the late M. Anthony and Nola Medford Byrd. She was married to Charles Henry Hawkins, who died in 1993. She formerly worked at American Enka and was an active member at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a former choir member, Sunday school teacher, and past president of the WMU. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club and the Friendship Quilting Club. An avid gardener, she especially enjoyed her flowers. She was also an excellent seamstress and cook. Surviving are three daughters, Edith Ray Blankenship, Ann Wait, and Mary Helen Calder, all of Asheville; one son, John Hawkins and his wife, Verba, of Candler; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. D. Wesley Austin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 277 Oak Hill Road, Candler, NC 28715.

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  1. We were very sorry to hear of the loss of Janieve, we know she will be missed. May her memory live on in your hearts. May God Bless you at this time. With deepest sympathy & love.

  2. Edith, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother our prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Love, Gene, Laura and boys

  3. Edith,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. There is nothing like loosing your mother. Just know that there is now a wonderful angel smiling down on you every day. May God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.

    Tina, Dakota & Matias

  4. Mary Helen,
    I just heard about your mother, and I am so sorry. You got to be with her for many years, and that is a blessing. I will be praying for you and your family.

    Bill Best

  5. My heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your mother and loved one. I enjoyed so much seeing her outside in her yard and I have missed seeing her very much. You will miss her.
    Joyce Goode

  6. Helen,

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.
    Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.
    We send you our sincerest sympathy.
    Love you,
    John & Pat Carden

  7. We will miss you dearly.

    Gary, Daphne, Katie, Kara, Christin, Jody, Clayton, Tucker & Chase.

  8. Edith and Helen
    Your mother was a special lady and I enjoyied getting to know her. She will be greatly missed.
    Karen Winn at Pisgah Manor

  9. To all of Aunt Janieve family on behalf of my family our prays and thoughts are with you at this time with the loss of your mother. I remember her coming by my Grandparents Paunee and Lacy and she was a sweet lady.May God bless you all

    Victor Robinson

  10. I have many fond memories of Janieve having grown up just around the curve from her. She was always very kind to me and I had great admiration for her. My condolences go to all the family. My love, Betty Jean

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