Joyce Warrenette Strom Hawkins, 79, resident of 230 Deer Run Lane, wife of Howard Simpson “Buddy” Hawkins, died July 3, 2013 at Hospice House.
Born in Greenwood, August 11, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Walter Warren Strom and Maude Ellison Strom. Mrs. Hawkins was a 1951 graduate of Greenwood High School and graduated from Anderson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. She began her nursing career at Self Memorial Hospital and later was a Registered Nurse for Dr. Paul Garrison, Dr. Vernon Moore and Dr. John Moore and retired from Greenwood Pediatrics where she was known as “Nurse Nette”.
Mrs. Hawkins was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are two daughters, Joyce H. Rivers and husband Gregg of Greenwood and Janis H. Jeffery and husband Tom of Asheville, NC; three grandchildren, Evan Strom Richmond of Asheville, NC, Andrew Colin Richmond of Wroclaw, Poland and Strom Simpson Hawkins of Greenwood; two nieces, Ann Long and husband Ted of Greenwood and Gwen Brownlee and husband Ray of Hilton Head.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 Friday, July 5, 2013, in Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Dr. Tony Hopkins and Dr. Frank Hawkins officiating.
The family is at the home in Lodge Grounds and will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 1:00 to 3:00 Friday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bowers-Rodgers Home, PO Box 1252, Greenwood SC 29648 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.
For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Hawkins family.