August 14, 1933 ~ November 19, 2007

Born in: Henderson Co., NC,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden – Thomas W. Hawes, Jr., 74, of Christ School Road, passed away Monday, November 19, 2007, at his residence. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Irene Creasman Hawes, Sr. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Hawes Becker and Elaine Hawes Tweed and a brother, Zebulon Vance Hawes. Mr. Hawes was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Army, was a member of the Masons and retired in 2005, with 44 years service, with Britt & Tilson Glass Company. He is survived by his wife, Jean Wilson Hawes; three daughters, Tracy Hawes Plemmons and her husband, Bobby, of Leicester, Leslie Marice Hawes of Fletcher and Wendy Jackson of Arden; two sons, Mitch Carlton Hawes of Fletcher and Buddy W. Jackson and his wife, Tammy, of Etowah; eight grandchildren, Shane, Austin, and Logan Plemmons, Taylor and Justin Parham, Bryce, Conner and Chloe Jackson and a sister, Carol Brittain and her husband, the Rev. Wendell Brittain, of Weaverville. He is also survived by his pal and best friend, his Jack Russell Terrier, “Lilly”. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Rev. Roger Rearden. Interment will follow in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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  1. Traci, Mitch, and Leslie: I just found out about the death of your Dad. I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful, loving and caring man. His joy of life and display of family love was apparent to all. The sense of humor he possessed got family and friends through many challenges. The sunny disposition came in handy whether he was cutting and picking up hay, leading stray cows back to their home, or fixing a tractor in the pouring rain. I feel so blessed to have been a part of your family. I send each of you prayers for healing and may you find comfort in the memories shared with your Dad. Love you all, Missy

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  2. To family and many friends – My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Mr. Hawes was a very brilliant and caring person. After working with him for 21 years, it is difficult to express my thoughts to his wonderful family. Blessings and peace. With love, Betty

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  3. Mitch, it has been a long time, but I wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. God bless you and your family.

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  4. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT TOMMY, I WORKED WITH TOMMY WHEN HE WAS AT BRITT AND TILSON. OUR COMPANY IS WC JOHNSTON ARCH. SALES. WE HEAR AT WC JOHNSTON SEND OUR CONDOLENCES.
    JOANY SAURO

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  5. TOMMY WAS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE I EVER MET IN THE GLASS BUSINESS-WE SPOKE ON A CONTINUAL BASIS FOR FOR AROUND 30 YRS PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT-HE WAS ALWAYS CORDIAL & A GENTLEMEN & MANY OF A TIME MADE TIME TO TALK TO ME EVEN THOUGH HE WAS IN THE ‘MIDDLE OF SOMETHING’–HE SHARED A MANY OF HIS OPINIONS WITH ME & I RESPECTED HIM FOR THAT -I FEEL I AM A BETTER PERSON BY KNOWING TOMMY – MAY GOD BLESS & BE WITH YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS TIME

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  6. We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our business friendship with Tommy spans over a period of many years.
    You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Tommy’s passing is another reminder of how fast our generation is moving on to bigger and better things. Although Vance and I were together in school, Tommy was always a presence and a person I liked and admired. I pray that God’s presence and comfort will be with all of you so that the upcoming Holiday Season will be filled more with the joy of memories than the sadness of temporary seperation.

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  8. Wendy,

    My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family today as another chapter of your lives are closed. Please know that Jim & I are here for you and we love you.

    Beverly & Jim

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  9. Tommy will be missed by us all at Community Mill. He always liked to argue over the little things. May you find peace in his passing as he has. He has only the good and golden life we all look forward to. With sympathy—David and Pat.

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  10. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We have some very good memories to charish. Love you all. Cindy

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  11. My Family and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the Hawes Family. You were all very special to us and we are saddened to hear of Tommy’s passing.

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  12. Buddy & Leslie & Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your father & husband. Just know my prayers are with you guys. I love you, Joanna & Hannah

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