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“I have such fond memories of my handsome relative coming to Pittsfield and sweeping everyone away with his charm and golf game. I was so proud to...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Grace Hawkins - Atlanta, GA

“Dearest Marsha & family, My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you. I remember the pain of my own father's passing forty years ago.........Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Hawkins Pack - Birmingham, AL

“Hello, My name is Caleb and I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I’m very sorry for the death that you’ve experienced in your family recently....Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Caleb Aniol - WV

“Sara Ann, I was so sorry to hear your sad news.All the Vinsons will miss Marshall. My deepest sympathy. Edwin ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Edwin Vinson - West Palm Beach, FL

“We had this game where he'd call me: "Dorothy', pretending he didn't know my name.. it drove me crazy as a kid, but at the same time, it was like we...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Kim Hawkins - Windermere, FL

“To all my Hawkins family - I am so sad to hear the news about Uncle Marshall. I have so many wonderful, happy, funny, and special memories of this...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Ann McGregor - Orlando, FL

“Greg & family, We were so sorry to read of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and yours during this difficult time.May...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: David & Evonna Meadows - culloden, WV

“We are so grateful to know about the U of MD game many years ago. What a legacy! We have shared the story with many, and realize it must simply be...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Martha and Bill Moore - VA

“Sarah Ann, Greg, Jimmy, and Colleen, I am so sorry to hear about Marshall. He was smart, athletic,funny and a friend to everyone he met. I have...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Damron Collins - Huntington, WV

“SARA ANN, DON AND I WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF MARSHALL'S PASSING....OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY NINA AND DON FARRISS ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: NINA AND DON FARRISS - LEXINGTON, VA

“sorry to here of Marshall's passing .we had many fun bridge games and a lot of banter about how to bid or play a hand. i never won a argument with...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: larry long - benton, TN - friend

“Our hearts are with you Sara Ann, and your wonderful family. Marshall was our rock so many times in life. It was a privilege to know and love him...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jo Hawkins Gorissen - FL

“We are so very sorry in Your' Loss. Please know Our' thoughts and prayers are with you each and everyone. Sincerely, Richard & Penny Blake ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Richard & Penny Blake - WV


James Marshall Hawkins, 86, of Huntington died October 28, 2010 at his residence in Woodlands Retirement Home. He was born August 3, 1924 in Huntington, West Virginia, the son of the late Howard Burke and Mary Ann McGregor Hawkins. He was also preceded by a brother, Howard Burke Hawkins. Marshall graduated from Huntington High School in 1942 and from the University of Tennessee after his service as a 2nd Lieutenant and navigator in the air force during World War II. Marshall first went to University of Tennessee on a football scholarship and while there played both basketball and tennis. After graduation from college he played for the Oshkosh All-stars and the Indianapolis Indiana Olympians professional basketball teams. The teams wore in a league that were the forerunner of the NBA. He was an avid golfer and was past club champion at Guyan Country Club. He was a life Master Bridge player and a longtime member of the B.P.O. Elks 313. He was president and owner of Hawkins Tie and Lumber Company. He is survived by his wife, Sara Ann Sammons Hawkins of 64 years, of Huntington; son James Marshall Hawkins, Jr. and his wife Colleen Ray Hawkins of Marion, Virginia, son, Greg Hawkins of Huntington; daughter, Marsha Ann Moses of Huntington. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Jason Moses, Mary Ann Moses, Sarah Moses, Katie Goldy, Elizabeth Hearn, Marshall Hawkins, Hannah Smith, and Rachel Filer and eight great grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 5 pm at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Chris Perkins. Friends may call at the church preceding the service from 3-5 pm. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to Enslow Park Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Huntington.