Doris Evelyn Hawthorne, 89, of Hamilton County, died 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born April 19, 1926, in Hamilton County, the daughter of Ernest Hawthorne and Grace (Garrison) Hawthorne. She is survived by one brother, Darwin Hawthorne and wife Allie of Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Joyce Hawthorne of Tulsa; two nephews, Glenn and Doug Hawthorne; and a few distant cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, David Hawthorne. She was a self-employed beautician. She was a member of Ellis Mound Missionary Baptist Church in rural Wayne City. She lived on the family farm the first and last 20 years of her life where she was raised and took care of her mother for many years before she passed. She loved feeding the birds and she always had a canine companion. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Garrison Cemetery with Brother Mark Lee officiating. There will not be a visitation. Memorials may be given to Garrison Cemetery and will be accepted at Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is in charge of all of the arrangements.
Published on  December 3, 2015