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Joy Hawkins

August 19, 1937 — August 14, 2016

Cherokee-Funeral service for Joy E. Hawkins, 78, will be Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Cherokee First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Viewing will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Joy was born on August 19, 1937 to Palmer Miller Eash and Gladys Kingsley Eash in Enid and passed from this life on August 14, 2016 at her home in Cherokee. Joy's family lived in Enid until 1944 and then moved to Kiowa, Kansas. In 1946 the family moved to Cherokee, where Joy graduated from Cherokee High School in 1955. Joy married Lyle Hawkins on July 1, 1956 in Cherokee. They celebrated forty-seven years together. They moved to Weatherford where Lyle attended and graduated from Pharmacy School in 1960. At that time they moved to Cherokee, and Lyle worked for Smith Drug as a pharmacist. In 1966 Lyle and Joy purchased Smith Drug and owned it until 2000, when their son, Damon purchased the store. Joy was active in the Chamber of Commerce, ESA Sorority and the UMW Sarah Group. She also enjoyed playing bridge with friends. Joy was a member of Cherokee First United Methodist Church.

Joy was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle in 2003; her parents, Palmer and Gladys Eash and her sister, Peggy Page.

Survivors include her children, Heidi Newlin and husband, David of Cherokee, Damon Hawkins and wife, Rebecca of Cherokee and Holly Warfield and husband, Val of Enid; six grandchildren, Kent Newlin and wife, Barbra, Heather Keith and husband, Matt, Devin Warfield and wife, Nikki, Whitney Warfield, Austin Hawkins and Mollie Hawkins; three great grandchildren, Caiden Newlin, Cooper Newlin and Palmer Keith.

Memorials may be given to Pioneer Spirit for Lyle Hawkins Scholarship Fund through the funeral home.

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