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James Edwin "Jim" Hawkins


Last updated 2/3/2021 at 4:51pm

James Edwin “Jim” Hawkins, 83 of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.

He was born on July 25, 1937, in Transylvania County to the late James Lamar Hawkins and Kathleen Poor Hawkins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his twin brother, John Herbert Hawkins, and brothers, Thomas Avery Hawkins and Terry Glen Hawkins; and mother and father-in-law, Ammie Gray “Pat” Harbin and Karl Thomas Harbin.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a former Exalted Ruler of the Brevard Elks Lodge, a member of Dunn’s Rock Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason, and was a member of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. He owned and operated Cardinal Cleaners, various other local businesses through out the years, and was a real estate broker.

He loved playing golf, and flying airplanes, and he had been a volunteer fireman for the Brevard Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Harbin Hawkins; one son, Ed Hawkins and wife, Wanda, of Greer, S.C .; one granddaughter, Karlee Hawkins Ware and husband, Tyler, of Suffolk, Va .; and one great-grandchild, Phoenix Avery Hawkins.

On his behalf, the family would like to thank Connie McNeese for assisting in their loved one’s care.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory. Military honors will be conducted by the Transylvania County Honor Guard. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society in the name of James Edwin Hawkins.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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