Bertha Hawkins

Friday, March 17, 2017

ERTHA JUNE HAWKINS, resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born June 28, 1937 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, daughter of Cleveland Jennings and Pansy June (Rose) Ash. She departed this life March 16, 2017, Berryville, Arkansas at the age of 79 years.

She was a member of the Southern Heights Baptist Church and the Berryville Mercy Hospital Auxiliary. Bertha’s favorite past time was cross stitching, but her greatest love was her family.

She is survived by seven children, son, Kenny Sherman, and wife, Diane; daughter, Marilyn Moore and husband, Terry; daughter, Wilma Jones, and husband, Jimmy; son, Larry Hawkins, and wife, Lisa; son, Fred Hawkins; daughter, Janice Bowman; and son, Billy Hawkins; four brothers, JC Ash, CJ Ash, Richard Ash and George Ash; two sisters, Diane Flick and Rhonda Landis; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

On September 5, 1959 she was united in marriage with Loyal “Riley” Keith Hawkins who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland Jennings & Pansy June (Rose) Ash; granddaughter, Chrystal McCalister; daughter-in-law, Minta Hawkins and brother, Larry Ash.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville, Arkansas. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Brother Josh Shields officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at