|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1912|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1996|
Esceline Bargo Hammons Hawkins, 83, of Barbourville, Kentucky, formerly of Pleasure Ridge Park, Kentucky, died Thursday, January 25, 1996 at the San Antonio Regional Hospital, San Antonio, Texas after a prolonged illness. She was a daughter of the late Obie Bargo and Rachel Mills Bargo, born on June 5, 1912 at Salt Gum, Kentucky. Mrs. Hawkins was a retired teacher and homemaker. She was the mother of five children. She earned a bachelor of science in elementary education from Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky in 1952. She taught 27 years as a public school teacher at Boone Height, Paint Hill, and Turkey Creek in Knox County, Kentucky, and later in the Jefferson County Schools in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a former member of the Roadside Baptist Church and a member of the Beth Haven Baptist Church in Louisville for many years. On June 23, 1927, she united in marriage with Jeff Hammons in Knox County and to this union five children were born. In 1959, she wed Andrew Hawkins and resided in Pleasure Ridge Park, Kentucky. In later years, she moved to Commerce, Georgia to be near her relatives and then to San Antonio, Texas in 1995. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jeff Hammons, on October 9, 1986, and by her second husband, Andrew Hawkins, in the spring of 1977. One son, O.J. Hammons in December 1992, four sisters, Ada Williamson Stewart, Effie Bargo, Elizabeth Bargo and Mattie Bargo Morehead, and three brothers, Chester Bargo, Matthew Bargo, and Otis Bargo preceded her in death. Survivors include four daughters, Opal Hammons Mills Slusher of Buford, Georgia, Irma Hammons Hubbs of Barbourville, Kentucky, Doris Hammons Mitchell of Barbourville, Kentucky, and Dr. Neva Hammons Glasscock Kaplan of San Antonio, Texas, and one sister, Eva Bargo Bingham of Salt Gum, Kentucky. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Charles Mills, Rhonda Slusher Gillespie, Donna Slusher Lee, Gloria Slusher Kolleda, Jeffrey Slusher, Gary Hubbs, Daniel Maurice Mitchell, Dennis Glasscock, Dr. Patricia Glasscock Drake, Tarah Lee Kaplan, Karen Hammons Neal, Julie Hammons Hughes, Sharon Hammons and O.J. Hammons Jr. and 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, one sister-in-law Estelle Detherage Bargo of Gray, Kentucky, several beloved nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. She received kindness and goodness from Rosemary Broughton, relatives, friends and neighbors on Kim Mays Drive in the Pineview Estate of Barbourville. Services were conducted in the Chapel of the Hopper Funeral Home on Monday, January 29, 1996 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. W. B. Bingham and Rev. John Gibbons officiating. She was laid to rest in the Barbourville Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Dennis M. Glasscock and Jeff Slusher; her great grandsons, Roger Mills, Kyle Kolleda and Eric Lee and her nephews, Buford Bingham, Matthew Bargo Jr, Gerald Bingham, J.S. Hammons and Larry Hammons, and her caregiver Danny Broughton. Honorary pallbearers were Rev. Chester Bargo of Richland, Kentucky, Clinton B. Hammons of Barbourville, Kentucky, William Hammons of Dewitt, Kentucky, William Gillespie of Commerce, Georgia, and Leon Smith of Corbin, Kentucky. Thanks and kind remembrances are given on Mrs. Hawkins' behalf to the Knox County Health Care staff and to the doctors, nurses and staff at the San Antonio Regional Hospital in San Antonio, Texas who cared for her. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Beth Haven Baptist Church, 5515 Johnstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40272 in honor and memory of Esceline Bargo Hammons Hawkins of a life well lived in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Created by: Michael Glasscock
Record added: Mar 04, 2005
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