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Betty Loretta (Harris) Hawkins

July 22, 1937 ~ November 6, 2021 (age 84)


Betty Loretta (Harris) Hawkins, 84, of Dayton, TN, passed away on November 6, 2021 at her residence. She was a life-long resident of Dayton and of the Baptist faith. She was a charter member of Hilltop Baptist Church and had the privilege of being the most senior member of the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Nellie (Pelfrey) Harris; her husband, Rev. Garland Hawkins; three brothers, Henry Harris, Billy Harris, and Allen Mooneyham; and five sisters, Rachael Wyrick, Lucille Swafford, Ruth Swafford, Ruby Mickel, and Edna Harris. 

She is survived by one brother, Ola Harris of Dayton, TN; four daughters, Debbie (Tony) Williams of Evensville, TN, Anita Hawkins of Murfreesboro, TN, Vanessa (John) Gentry of Dayton, TN and Dottie Hawkins Corder of Dayton, TN; one son, Timothy (Jacqueline) Barnes of Simpsonville, SC; nine grandchildren, Elisha, Stephen, Ben, Ciera, Jasmine, Triana, Caden, Amber, and Shelby; thirteen great-grandchildren, Jaxen, Vanlee, Isaac, Deacon, Jeremiah, Peyton, Ashton, Easton, Zayden, Sophia, Jasmine, Lily, and Isabella; and several nieces and nephews.

Service for Betty will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday November 9, 2021 in the chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home with Brother David Umphrey and Pastor David Brock officiating. Interment will follow at Spence Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, November 8, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Coulter Garrison Funeral Home.


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November 8, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc
1670 Market Street
Dayton, TN 37321

Funeral Service
November 9, 2021

1:00 PM
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc
1670 Market Street
Dayton, TN 37321

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