Mary Hawkins

Mary Hawkins

The Lima News, Lima, Allen County, Ohio


63, died at 2:35 a.m. March 31, 2006, at her residence.

   She was born July 13, 1942, in Knoxville, Tenn., to William R. and Esther Heith Lowery, who preceded her in death. Her husband, Roy A. Lawson, survives.
   M r s . Hawkins was a h o m e m a k e r. She previously worked for Time Cleaners and Marimor Industries. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church.
   Survivors include six sons, Eddie Mays of Vallejo, Calif., David (fiancée Stacey Heltzel) Hawkins of Syracuse, Ind., Donnie (Julie) Hawkins of Grover Hill, and Doyle Hawkins, Darvin Hawkins and Terry (fiancée Melanie Briley) Hawkins, all of Lima; three daughters, Christine Rogers of Richmond, Calif., Connie McKenna of Chico, Calif., and Shari (Ryan) Barrett of Middletown; two brothers, George Lowery of Knoxville, Tenn., and Ed (Charlotte) Lowery of Seymour, Tenn.; two sisters, Dorothy (Junior) Osborne and Betty (Alvin) Gosnell, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by two sons, Dwayne Hawkins and Douglas Hawkins; two brothers, Frank Lowery and Wayne Lowery; and two sisters, Helen Miller and Barbara Love.
   Services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. Pastor Dan L. Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
   Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to First Missionary Baptist Church.
   Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-laman