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Graham Preston HawthorneMarion, Va. Graham Preston “Pete” Hawthorne, age 89, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Smyth County Community Hospital. He was born January 1, 1927 to the late King David and Malta Denny Hawthorne. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Hawthorne Keys; two brothers, King David Jr. and Walter; and three sisters, Mable, Nell, and Carrie. He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II having served in Germany; was a lifetime member of Marion VFW Post #4667; retired from manufacturing after working for 40 years; served 20 years as a member of the Marion Life Saving Crew; and was a member of The First Church of the Nazarene in Marion, Va. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Alberta Hawthorne of Marion, Virginia; one daughter Charlotte H. Clark and husband Fred of Atkins, Virginia; one son, Michael E. Hawthorne of Marion, Virginia; six grandchildren, Tina Hafer, Daniel Keys, W. J. Clark, Mellissa Clark, Ashley Hawthorne, Megan Hawthorne; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be held Monday, November 21, at 1:00 p.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Paul Shallenburg officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by Marion VFW Post #4667. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Hawthorne Family.
Dear Charlotte, we are so saddened for you, and your family, in the passing of your Father....love to you...Vicky & Doug Hash..
Vicky A. Hash Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM
Charlotte & family, Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you during this time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort. We love you.
Stan & Donna Maloskey Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM
Sorry for the family lose. Pete was great person love running calls with him and just hang out that crew building. He was always already help give advice when you needed and hugs to cheer you up if you had a bad day. "He always say never no use to worry cause it be another day." My heart is with you all. And peace be with you my friend we all have another angle above watching over us
Rhonda Bannister Nov 21 2016 12:00 AM
Charlotte and Family, we were so sorry to hear of your dads passing away. Just wanted you to know we are sorry we cannot get home to be with you but you are in our Thoughts and Prayers. Love you and hope to see you soon...
Judy & Norman Goodman Nov 21 2016 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Pete was a wonderful man that helped me numerous of times when we ran rescue calls together. Always giving pointers, advice, hugs & encouragement. He will be missed by many. Know that each of you are in my thoughts & prayers. May God give you the strength that only He can provide today, tomorrow & all the days ahead.
Cindy Poston Blevins Nov 20 2016 12:00 AM
Dear Charlotte, we are deeply saddened by the passing of your Father...Love to you, and your family....
Vicky & Doug Hash Nov 20 2016 12:00 AM
Rest in peace grandaddy. I pray your journey is peaceful. I love you and we will miss you.
Tina Hafer Nov 19 2016 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Graham Hawthorne
Tina Hafer Nov 19 2016 12:00 AM
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