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Mrs. Betty Gray Hawkins
We extend our condolences to classmate Ruth Gray Thompson on the death of her mother, Betty Gray Hawkins. Mrs. Hawkins died Wednesday March 20, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born in Alma on July 20, 1924, the daughter of William Stanford and Mary Ellen (Martin) Broom. She married Charlie Gray in 1944, and he preceded her in death in 1986. In 1996 she married Virgil Hawkins and he preceded her in death in 2012.

Mrs. Hawkins is survived by a son, James “Jim” S. Gray and wife Linda of Salem; two daughters, Ruth Thompson and husband Dean of Roswell, GA, and Kathy Martin and husband Mike of Deltona, FL; three sisters; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Alma Cemetery with Randy VanAusdall officiating.

Friends may call from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.

Memorials may be made to the Katie Crouch Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.