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“So sorry for your loss! It's been a blessing to have known Carl all these years. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Michael Queen - VALDESE, NC

“i was so sad to hear of Carl's passing and could not come to the funeral because I could not leave my 100 year old father. Carl will always be a...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Furr - Valdese, NC

“I am so sorry for the pain and loss your family is going through. I will always cherish the times I spent in your home through the years. Carl and...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Revd. Ric Smith - Lenoir, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss and I send my condolences as well as my prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. I will truly miss Carl...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Shaun Naylor - Raleigh, NC

“My deepest sympathies and condolences for Mr. Hawkins family. He was a wonderful example of a caring man. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Joe Byrd - Morganton, NC - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear about Carl's death. He was always so friendly and supportive of the NAACP when I served as President. May God bless his...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Diann Tate - Morganton, NC

“Renee and Family, I truly loved Carl! He was a wonderful friend for many years. He was such a hard worker and he would do anything for his family!! ...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Beth Walker - Morganton - Friend

“I worked with Carl at The Waldensian Bakery for 21 years. He was very well liked. Due to health issues, I won't be able to pay my respects at the...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Richard Barlow - Hudson, NC

“Praying that the mighty presence of God lingers with you during these grievous and sorrowful times. Hold tight to your happy memories and draw...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Greta Tate - Morganton, NC

“We are praying for your family during this difficult time. Find comfort in the words of our Lord in knowing that weeping may endure for a night, but...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Sylvia Vinson Bailey and Family - SC

“One of the few decent men in Burke County...Will always have fond memories of you.... ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Ben South - connelly Springs, NC

“You will truly be missed by many..RIP ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Currie-Warren - NJ - Family

“My condolences to you and your family. May God bless him. I remember when we use to live across the road and we see him cutting his grass every week. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Regina Connelly - Forestville, MD

“Prayers and comfort for family ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Crystal Martin - Greensboro, NC

“Carl gained his angel wings and is rejoicing in heaven. I will miss him at Abees Grove Baptist Church on Sunday nights. He was such a good friend and...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Jeanine Barus - Valdese - Friend

“Godspeed Brother Carl! Thank you for ALL you did for me and the citizens of Valdese! ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: David Stikeleather - NC

“Carl was always singing or whistling when he came in to work at the bakery. If night shift was still running when he came in he always to a few...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin Stamey - Morganton, NC


Carl Clinton Hawkins, 84, of 4286 Berry School Avenue, Valdese, answered God's call July 30, 2020 at his home.

He was born July, 29, 1936, in Burke County, to Dorothy Kincaid Hawkins and the late Elonzo E .Hawkins of Valdese, NC. He graduated from Olive Hill High School and was valedictorian of his class. He attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he presently served as Chairman of the Deacon Board, Sunday School teacher and served on the Sunday School Committee and Finance Committee. He retired from Waldensian Bakery after 40 years of service, the Valdese Police Department, Valdese Town Hall, Rock Drug Store, and Auxiliary Police for Valdese, and Myra's Catering. He was a dedicated man of God, loving father, husband, son, brother, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael D. Hawkins, his father, Elonzo E. Hawkins, brothers, Bradley Hawkins, Marshall Hawkins and Alphonzo Hawkins .and maternal grandmother, Essie Kincaid Forney, paternal grandparents, Carl and Mary Jo Hawkins, and step grandmother, Mabel Fullwood Hawkins aunts, Margaret Kincaid, Betty Kincaid, Helen Craft, Essie Ray Kincaid, Nona Witherspoon, Gaylain Connelly, Nita May Durham, and uncles, James V. Kincaid, and William Kincaid.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Hawkins, of the home, daughters, Audrey Renee Coulter and Sherry D. Hawkins both of Valdese, son, Roy C. Hawkins (Lynn) both of Morganton, His mother, Dorothy Hawkins of Valdese. His brothers, Bruce(Judy) Hawkins, Leonard Hawkins(Annie) of Valdese, Freddie Hawkins(Ricky) of Lenoir, His grandchildren include Corey Coulter of Valdese, Brandon Hawkins (Ashley) of Garner. His great grandchildren includes Chase Jackson Mease of Florida, Cayden Hawkins of Garner, Boris D. Hawkins, of Germany, Lucy Bass and Paige Jackson Bass, both of Asheville, Sherry Hawkins of Germany, and great-goddaughter, Candy Hall Avery, of Valdese. He is also survived by aunts, Ann Ramseur (Valdese) and Helen Walker (Washington, D. C. He also leaves behind a host of other relatives, family, and friends.

The receiving of friends will be on Sunday August 2, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm at Heritage Funeral Service.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday August 3, 2020 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service.

Memorial Contributions can be made out to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 776, Valdese, N.C. 28690.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family.

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