Austin Taylor Hawkins

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Austin Hawkins

    Austin Taylor Hawkins 18, of Hiwassee Dam, was called home by his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
    He was a native and lifetime resident of Hiwassee Dam.
    Austin was a 2020 graduate of Hiwassee Dam High School, where he was a member of the shooting team.
    He enjoyed hunting of any kind but was a very talented turkey hunter. Austin also enjoyed fishing and searching for arrowheads.  
    He loved his little brother, Avery, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
    Austin is survived by his father, Kevin Hawkins of Murphy; and mother Monica Rose Parker and husband Dustin of Hayesville.
    In addition to his parents, Austin is survived by sister, Raylynn Parker; two step-sisters, Alexis and Emily Parker; two step-brothers, Dustin and Nicholas Parker; maternal grandparents, Marvin Rose of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wanda Bailey of Hiwassee Dam; paternal grandparents, Richard and Linda Hawkins of Hiwassee Dam; aunt, Michelle Chastain and husband Tim of Murphy; uncle, Justin Sharpe and family of Murphy; and many cousins and friends also survive.
    Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with the Revs. Josh Ledford and Lawrence English officiating. Interment will be at Bell Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Austin’s family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
    The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.
    In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made in memory of The Hawkins Brothers to  United Community Bank, 116 Peachtree St., Murphy, NC 28906.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
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