Obituary – John Dewey Hawkins (1961- 2019)


John Dewey Hawkins of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, November 5, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas. John was born September 26, 1961 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to George Hawkins and Buena (Gaston) Hawkins. He was 58 years old.

John enjoyed collecting guns, restoring vintage guns, and gun history. He enjoyed hunting and when his children were younger he enjoyed camping at Lake HInkle. John was loyal. He was always someone you could call in your time of need and if you were his friend you were always his friend. He loved to tell a story, he was one of the most animated people you will ever meet. He was a man who stood firm on his beliefs and a hard worker.

John leaves behind to cherish his memory, three daughters: Tashia Brandenburg of Upatoi, Georgia, Dixie Crump of Boles, Arkansas and Jessie Rowe of Waldron, Arkansas. John will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren; Taylor Brandenburg, Chase Brandenburg, Johnathan Hawkins, Mabel Adamson, Jazmain Adamson, and Aidan Charles Rowe as well as his brother Steve Hawkins, sister-in-law Jeannette Hawkins and sister Jackie Davis. John will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, George and Buena Hawkins.

John’s memorial life celebration will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Hawkins Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas with James Gaston officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Moore Teague

Tammy Moore Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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