SUMMERFIELD- Barry Michael "Mike" Hawkins died on April 7, 2006
at Beacon Place after battling cancer.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at First
Presbyterian Church Memorial Gardens Columbarium in Concord. The family will
receive friends following the service from 3 to 5 p.m. at 701 Williamsburg
Drive, Concord, N.C. The Hawkins family will also receive friends on Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, North Elm Chapel.
Barry was born November 20, 1945 in Charlottesville, Va. to the late Barry Fugh
and Dorothy Gleaves Hawkins. He spent his childhood in Concord and graduated
from Concord High School in 1964. He received a bachelor's degree in commerce
and economics from the University of Virginia in 1968. After serving in Vietnam
with the United States Army Corps of Engineers 20th Engineer Brigade, he
returned to the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business
Administration and completed his MBA in 1972. He furthered his education at the
Kenan- Flagler Graduate School's Young Executives Program at the University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1979.
He began his career in commercial real estate lending in Greenville, S.C. with
Liberty Life Insurance Company. Through the years he worked for Daniel Realty
Corporation in Birmingham, Ala. and Citizen and Southern Mortgage Corporation in
Charleston, S.C. After working in both Charleston and Winston-Salem for Wachovia
Bank, he retired in 2004.
Barry was an avid collector of both modern and antique fire arms. His joy for
hunting began at an early age and continued throughout his life. He most enjoyed
time spent at Cattle Creek, S.C. hunting deer and dove with his closest friends.
During his years in Charleston, Barry's fondest memories were of boating on the
creeks and rivers exploring the low country.
Surviving Barry are his wife, Karen Brown Hawkins of 35 years; sons, Michael
Corbett and Parker Davis Hawkins of the home; brother Timothy Morton Hawkins and
nephew Barry Gleaves Hawkins, both of Concord; uncle, James R. Gleaves of
Wytheville, Va.; and cousins, Luke Gleaves of Radford, Va., Lynn Gleaves Nelson
of Lynchburg, Va. and Eric Gleaves of Bristol, Va.
The Hawkins family extends their appreciation and thanks to Dr. James Kinard and
Dr. Bradley Sherrill of the Regional Cancer Center, the fourth floor staff of
Wesley Long Hospital, and a special thanks to Dr. Robin Turner, Pat Gibbons, and
the entire staff of Hospice of Greensboro and Beacon Place.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial contributions are made to
The American Cancer Society, 4 Oak Branch Dr. # A, Greensboro, NC 27407 or to
the Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro,