Louise Oakley Hawker

87 year old Louise Oakley Hawker of Hannah Branch Road, Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in the Hannah Branch community, the daughter of the late Annie Elizabeth Caplinger and Clarence L. Oakley. A brother and sister, J.C. Oakley and Frances Nixon; her husband, Charles Bratten Hawker; and a grandson, Bradley Scott Hawker, preceded her in death. She worked at the Alexandria Garment Plant for 30 years. She was also a homemaker and a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Pisgah United Methodist Church. Matthew Long and Perry Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the Church Cemetery. The Hawker Family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the family departs for the church at 1:15 p.m. Mrs. Hawker is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Helen Hawker of Lebanon and Larry and Elaine Hawker of Lebanon. A daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Don Malone of Liberty. Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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