The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

April 27, 2013

Donald Levi Hawkins

TILTON — Donald Levi Hawkins, 79, of Tilton, died at 7:36 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his home.

Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams, Danville, with Pastor Daniel Melton officiating. Visitation: 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Pape’s. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Friends/Ben Town Cemetery east of Bloomington on Illinois Route 9.

Donald was born March 16, 1934, in Whitehall, to Stanley Junior and Stella Elizabeth Braden Hawkins.

He attended grade school near Rockbridge, Ill. He had lived in Alton, Ill., and worked at a storm door factory in Hazelwood, Mo. He picked up milk from dairy farms around Downs, Ill., before moving to Danville in 1965. He had worked at General Motors Central Foundry from 1965-1992.

He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 579. He enjoyed fishing and especially watching his granddaughters playing T-ball, softball, soccer, track and basketball.

Donald married Nancy Alice Daugherty on May 3, 1957, in Corinth, Miss. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Theresa Hawkins, Stephanie (Randy) High and Melissa Hawkins; three granddaughters, Cayti Jones, Sarah High and Rany High; and four siblings, Margaret Alred, James (Betty) Hawkins, Raymond (Carol) Hawkins and Mildred Lowe. He was preceded by his parents; three brothers, Arthur, Stanley and Francis; and two sisters, Allene and Catherine.

Guest register: www.papemortuary.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBIT Pic OLLIS Grant William Ollis Jr. DANVILLE — Grant William Ollis Jr., 81, passed away on April 22, 2014, at his residence.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 04-24 Campbell, B photo Betty Lorraine Campbell

    DANVILLE -- Betty Lorraine Campbell, 92, of Danville passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Hawthorne Inn Nursing Home in Danville.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Groce Beulah Groce DANVILLE — Beulah Groce, 78, of Oakwood, passed away on April 23, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • William Edward Barnes William Edward Barnes, 49, of Danville, passed away at 8:44 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center.

    April 24, 2014

  • Michael R. Hickman SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Michael R. Hickman, 66, Santa Barbara, Calif., passed away April 22, 2014, at Serenity House, Santa Barbara.

    April 24, 2014

  • OBIT Pic Riley Patricia Joan Riley DANVILLE — Patricia Joan (Westphal) Riley, 69, of Danville, passed away at 5:29 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at North Logan Health Care, Danville.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Lutchka Joseph Edward Lutchka WESTVILLE — Joseph Edward Lutchka, 75, of Westville, was welcomed home at 2:31 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Auter Virginia Marie Auter DANVILLE — Virginia Marie Auter, 84, of Danville, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at home peacefully, surrounded by family and caregivers.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Wear Wilmetta 'Billie Mae' Wear TILTON — Wilmetta “Billie Mae” Wear, 80, of Tilton, passed away in the comfort of her home at 4:02 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Rebmann John Paul Rebmann MUNCIE — John Paul Rebmann, 87, of Muncie, went to join his beloved wife in heaven on Thursday, April 17, at Danville Care Center.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

E-edition
AP Video
NDN Video
Must Read