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Neal Ben Hawks, 86, of the Finney community of Barren County, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.
He was born in Barren County, the son of the late W.P. Hawks and Katie Haynes Hawks.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Green Hawks.
Neal was a retired custodian for South Green Street Elementary School and was a member of Hanging Fork Baptist Church at Finney. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by a daughter, Katie Wells (Freddie), of Glasgow; two grandchildren, Emilee Dixon (David) and Bronson Wells (fiancée Shelbie Lyon), of Glasgow; three great-grandchildren, Noah, Isaac and Julianne Dixon; a brother, Donald Hawks (Rebecca), of Finney; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Henderson Cemetery at Finney with military honors provided by D.A.V. Chapter 20 of Glasgow. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Published on April 21, 2017
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