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Bessie Ellen Hawkins

July 26, 1922 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 98)

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Bessie Ellen Hawkins was born July 26, 1922 in Leslie County, KY and departed this life Tuesday October 13, 2020 at her residence being 98 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Elisha and Lizzy Caldwell Helton. 

Bessie is survived by three daughters, Mae Collett of Crab Orchard, Ky., Thelma Brock (Shelby) of Berea, Ky., Elizabeth Akers of Crab Orchard, Ky., and one son Delbert Hawkins (Marci) of Crab Orchard, Ky. She is also survived by one brother, Robert Helton (Jenny) of Middletown, Oh.,

Ten grandchildren, Bobby Collett, Tiffany Carpenter, Bruce Brock, Barbara Brashears, Anthony Brock, Deborah Swinney, Delbert Hawkins Jr., Brandee Garner, Michael Garner, and Allen Garner. Seventeen great-grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank Hawkins of Garrard Co. Ky., She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Stella Tankersley, Virgie Ellis, Laomi Helton and seven brothers Delphin Helton, Charlie Helton, Ray Helton, Jasper Helton, E.L. Helton, James Helton and Ira Helton.

Bessie was a charter member of Harmons Lick Church of God.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday October 19, 2020 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Vernon Willard and Pastor Mark Sarver officiating. 

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday October 18, 2020 at the Spurlin Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers are Jeff Brashears, Brandon Brashears, Bruce Brock, Delbert Hawkins Jr., Billy Carpenter and Jim Bob Collett.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bobby Collett, Anthony Brock, James Michael Saylor, Joe Oakes, and Everett Swinney.

 Service Information

October 18, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Spurlin Funeral Home of Lancaster
1782 Lexington Rd.
Lancaster, KY 40444

Funeral Service
October 19, 2020

1:00 PM
Spurlin Funeral Home of Lancaster
1782 Lexington Rd.
Lancaster, KY 40444

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