Nila Faye Hawkins, 83, of Arab died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Signature Healthcare of Whitesburg Gardens in Huntsville.

Mrs. Hawkins was born July 4, 1935, in Arab to James Elbert and Dollie Gustevia Collins Thrasher. She was married to Hershel E. “Buddy” Hawkins for 50 years. He preceded her in death Nov. 4, 2000. 

She worked for Syncro for over 20 years as a supervisor.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: VeLinda and Richard Bagwell of Arab; grandchildren and in-laws: Summer Ashlee and Wesley Cole Brooks, Celeste Amber and Robert Jackson Robertson II and Clayton Myles and Meghan Lee Bagwell; and great-grandchildren: Sawyer Adisson Brooks, Jackson James Robertson, Cohen Parker Robertson, Skylar Avery Brooks, Lila Grey Robertson and Sadie Lee Bagwell.

She was preceded in death by a son: James Earl Hawkins.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, at Gober Funeral Chapel with Dr. Randy Evers and Greg Stone officiating. Burial was in Arab Memorial Cemetery with Gober Funeral Chapel directing.

Pallbearers were Wesley Cole Brooks, Robert Jackson Robertson, III, Clayton Myles Bagwell, Danny Lewis Hawkins, Randall Lewis Hawkins and Rickey Wayne Hawkins.

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