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Martha Eleanor Morrell Hawk
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1850
Death: Dec. 28, 1926
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA

OBITUARY: Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee, Wednesday, December 29, 1926, page 3

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Eleanor Morrell Hawk, wife of the late W. I. Hawk, who passed away at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. N. K. Doane, on Watauga Street, yesterday morning, will be held from the residence at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning with Rev. C. W. Dean, pastor of the Broad Street Methodist Church, in charge. Interment will follow at Wheeler's Chapel, near Blountville. Burial services will be conducted by Rev. M. R. Chambers, Dr. I. P. Martin and Rev. R. T. McDowell.

Active pall bearers will be: J. B. Hawk, J. S. Isley, W. L. Hawk, R. H. Morrell, J. L. Roller, J. V. Hawk, Paul Slaughter and R. H. Hawk.

Honorary pall bearers will be: A.F. Barnes, P.H. King, R.F. Bell, S.F. Cartwright, S.L. Carr, G.E. Stone, I.M. Fuller, T.E. Doane, J.C. Stone, E.L. Sanders. T.A. Hamilton, S.B. Barnes, L.C. Isley, L.C. Bond, J.B. Nall, A.H. Roller, A.S. Barnes. F.E. Deck, Dr. S.R. McCowell, C.C. Cash, S.C. Lacy, E.C. Graves, C.A. Harris, H.C. Masengill, F.H. Sanders, H.C. Sivert, G.V. Hamilton, W.H. Barnes and T. Glen Doane.

Flower bearers will be : Mrs. I. M. Fuller, Mrs. G. E. Stone, Mrs. J. C. Doane, Mrs. J. B. Nall, John C. Deakins, Mary Ellen Hawk, Margaret Deakins, Tommy Deakins, Jean B. Hawk and Ralph Barnes.

Mrs. Hawk's death came after an illness lasting over a period of two months, following a fall received in the early autumn, while visiting at the home of her son, John C. Hawk, near Saltville, Va. Following a period in the hospital at Saltville, she was removed to the home of her daughter here, where she had been since.

The deceased was one of the best known and beloved women of Sullivan county and section. Her family has branched into various activities and all its members have become known through associations with the religious and business world.

She was born December 1, 1850, and in early childhood united with the Methodist Church at Aikin's Chapel. She was married to W. I. Hawk on September 24, 1868. To this union were born nine children, two dying early in life. The remaining seven, three daughters and four sons, are as follows: Mrs. N. K. Doane, of Kingsport; Mrs. J. W. Deakins and Mrs. E. F. Barnes, of near Holston Institute; John C. Hawk, missionary, Harbin, China; Carlock Hawk, minister, Wadesboro, N. C.; French Hawk, lawyer, Whitesburg, Ky.; Atkins Hawk, real estate dealer, Kingsport. All surviving children were at her bedside when the end came yesterday.

Three brothers and one sister survive as follows: John W. Morrell, J. D. Morrell and S. R. Morrell, and Mrs. N. Slaughter, also 14 grandchildren.

Throughout her life she was a devoted mother and neighbor, always bearing her pain in quietness and never complained. She will be greatly missed by the scores of friends and relatives in this section.

Note: Many thanks go to Paula D. at for sharing this obituary with me. 
Family links: 
  William Ingle HAWK (1843 - 1919)*
  Martin M Hawk (1869 - 1872)*
  Jonathan B Hawk (1871 - 1872)*
  Sue F Hawk Doane (1872 - 1965)*
  Mary Ellen Hawk Deakins (1875 - 1954)*
  John Crisman Hawk (1878 - 1946)*
  Bettie Lou Hawk Barnes (1881 - 1955)*
  Carlock Decatur Hawk (1884 - 1973)*
  French George William Hawk (1888 - 1972)*
  Atkins Neal Hawk (1890 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Wife of W. I. Hawk
Wheeler Cemetery
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: P.J.
Record added: Dec 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45566433
Martha Eleanor <i>Morrell</i> Hawk
Added by: Anna Lane Long
Martha Eleanor <i>Morrell</i> Hawk
Added by: Anna Lane Long
Martha Eleanor <i>Morrell</i> Hawk
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- Paula D
 Added: Nov. 8, 2013
for Martha Ellen Morrell Hawk, from sister-in-law Kathleen (aka Catherine) Hawk Hamilton's Great-Great-Granddaughter
- Anna Lane Long
 Added: Aug. 23, 2010

- P.J.
 Added: Jan. 1, 2010

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