MARION

Carroll Lester Hawkins, age 75, of Marion, North Carolina, departed to be with the Lord on the night of Friday, July 26, 2019, at Deer Park Health & Rehabilitation Center in Nebo, with his loving family at his side.

A native of McDowell County, he was born November 28, 1943, the late Alvin Lee and Alma Curtis Hawkins. He was preceded in death by his four siblings. Following retirement from Columbia Carolina, Carroll worked for Oxygen Plus, where he enjoyed assisting senior citizens. He was an avid gardener and loved going to the beach. Most of all, Carroll loved his grandchildren. He attended Ashworth Road Baptist Church in Marion.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Ledbetter Hawkins; one daughter, Melissa Wilson (Terry) of Bakersville; one son, Steven Hawkins (Katherine) of Grand Canyon, Arizona; one brother, K.B. Hawkins (Lois); and his two special grandchildren, Eleanor Hawkins and Miranda Wilson. Carroll is also survived by special nephew, David Hawkins, along with numerous nieces and nephews; and his childhood friends, Howard Revis, Steve Kanipe, Stanley Calhoun and John Simmons.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Gary Webb and Pastor Johnny Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Hawkins memory are asked to consider Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043, www.hocf.org.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to staff of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills; nurses, Susan and Luanne; CNA, Terry; and the staff of Deer Park Health & Rehabilitation for the extraordinary care that they provided Carroll and his family during this time.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Hawkins family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website, www.beamfuneralservice.com, or call (828) 559-8111.

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