Brenda Gail Bowling Hawks

Published 4:03 pm Monday, May 7, 2018

Brenda Gail Bowling Hawks, 67, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness. Brenda was born in Elizabethton to the late Herman C. Bowling and Mary Evelyn White Bowling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Sonny Bowling and Joe Bowling.
Brenda was a homemaker and a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church, although she attended Little Doe Freewill Baptist Church. She loved her kindle, watching MASH, Andy Griffith, Gunsmoke, the Game Show Network and most of all she loved her grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 43 years, Albert Daniel Hawks Jr., of the home; two daughters, Michelle Bailey and husband Matthew of Greeneville and Beth Wheeler and husband Matthew of Elizabethton; one son, Albert Daniel Hawks III of Elizabethton; two grandsons, Tyler Stansberry and Alex Wheeler; two granddaughters, Sierra Bailey and Savana Bailey; one sister, Kathy Ann Bowling-Smith of Elizabethton; and two brothers, Bobby Gene Bowling and Larry Wayne Bowling, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate and honor the life of Brenda Gail Bowling Hawks will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Shane Waters and Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the residence at other times. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Tyler Stansberry, Alex Wheeler, Matt Bailey, Matt Wheeler, Chris Smith, Michael Smith and Kevin Bowling. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Daniel Hawks III and Hunter Smith. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession. The family would like to express a special thanks to the ICU Unit of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Joy, Tammy, Lori, Heather, Jeremy and Jo for the loving care given to Brenda during her stay at the hospital. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Little Doe Freewill Baptist Church, 118 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, TN 37658. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mrs. Hawks and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information and Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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