May 13, 1919 ~ March 28, 2010

Born in: Madison Co.,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Nell Hunter Hawkins, 90, of Old Turkey Creek Rd., Leicester, died Sunday, March 28, 2010. A native of Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Lula Ross Hunter and was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hawkins, who died October 3, 2009, and by her brothers, Horace and C.J. Hunter. She was retired from Bon Marche Department Store and was a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include nephews, Randy and Larry Hunter and Richard and Mike Hawkins and Ralph Sluder; nieces, Anna Lee Cole and Maylynn Hawkins; and sisters-in-law, Barbara Sluder and Ila Hunter. Extended family include the Cole and Sluder families. Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Thursday at Turkey Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Ricky Townsend and Ray Hipps officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Turkey Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2206 Bear Creek Road, Leicester, NC 28748 or to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting with arrangements.

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  1. Dear Larry and family,
    My deepest sympathy in Nell’s homegoing, but for her what a wonderful time. We rejoice that she is with Paul and ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Hunter. Heaven will be wonderful when we are all there. We are assured of that. May God bless each of you. She will be missed by many.

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  2. Larry,
    I was just thinking about you the other day when I drove by where u used to live when you worked at the plant,when you took me to see aunt genieva mason.I was so saddened to see you had moved.I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Nell passing away too.But she is in a far better place than we are in.I feel certain that earth itself will miss her footsteps upon it but what a welcome she has already received in a place where no footsteps ever falter and no sorrow ever comes. May God pour His blessings upon you and fill you with peace in the hope that the best is yet to come.

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  3. Richard,Maylynn and family, We loved Neil and Paul. I have the full assurance of seeing them in Heaven one day. There, I can thank them for living a life reflecting Jesus Christ. They were true examples of Christian people living a transformed life. You have my deepest condolences for your grief and my prayers for your comfort.

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  4. Richard and the Hunter family,
    I was so saddened to learn of Nell’s death. I think we all thought that she wouldn’t want to linger here without Paul. She always said that she enjoyed letters and cards from me and sent me messages that she was looking for one when it had been awhile since I had written one. She was my SS teacher for several years and I always looked forward to her making the communion items. She always made me feel welcome when I came to visit. She will be missed in the neighborhood and church. In Sympathy, Freda & Steve Woody

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  5. Aunt Nell was one of the most respected people I have known in my life.
    I thank her for being there to raise my brother,Richard.
    Uncle Paul went before her to prepare her a place in Heaven,just as he had done with their home here on earth.
    May God give all family and friend’s peace and comfort at this time.

    Mack & Becky Hawkins

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  6. Nell was a very special lady in my life. She always had a smile for everyone and always treated you like you were special.

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