Saralyn Hawkins

Obituary of Saralyn Hawkins

Saralyn Prickett Hawkins (81) of Hixson, TN, passed away on April 7th. Saralyn was born and raised in Raleigh, NC, with her twin sister, Ethelyn, her brother, Tommy, and her mother and father, Saralyn and Turner T. Prickett.  Saralyn was a graduate of Peace College in Raleigh.  Saralyn met her husband, Bill, in 1954 while he was attending North Carolina State University, and they were married in 1958.


She and husband, William (Bill) H. Hawkins, III, moved to TN in 1968 and raised three children in Hixson.  Saralyn’s father, mother and brother predeceased her, but she is survived by her husband, Bill; their daughter, Saralyn Ann Stafford (husband Marvin, daughter Jessy); Bill Hawkins IV (wife Pam, daughters Cara, Savannah, and Tori); and David Carson Hawkins (wife Valerie, sons Jacob and Jared); and by her sister, Ethelyn Taylor, of Carthage NC.


Saralyn worked out of the home in several offices during the years, in addition to raising their children, and enjoying the grandchildren.  She was the most loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.


Saralyn & Bill have attended Hixson United Methodist Church since 1968, and are members of the Sam McConnell Sunday School Class.  Saralyn loved singing in the choir as well.


The family will receive friends at Hixson United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., followed immediately by a memorial service in the sanctuary. The family requests no flowers, but encourages a donation in Saralyn’s memory (if desired) to the Hixson United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.


Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Please share your memories, stories and photos at