Halkard Asbury Hawkins


Halkard Asbury Hawkins was born April 6, 1909, a son of Hugh Algernon Hawkins and Mary Alberta Martin Hawkins


On January 20, 1934, Halkard A. Hawkins was listed in the newspaper article “Blaney Entertains Winnsboro Guest.


Halkard A. Hawkins, 40, who operated a tailor shop at Fort Jackson until a few months ago and who was the Tolbert-Leevy Republican faction candidate for state Senate in this county this fall, died Friday, September 27, 1946 in Washington where he underwent an operation for a severe stomach ailment. He was the only white man on the Republican ticket for the house in this county two years ago and was also the Republican candidate for mayor in the Columbia city election last May. He moved to Washington about four months ago, but retained his political affiliations here, under the party leadership of I. S. Leevy.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church of Blaney at 4:30 this afternoon.

Mr. Hawkins had been in declining health in recent months and confided in letters to Columbians the last week that he would have to undergo a major operation and held little hope of recovery.

He had seen service in the army and had been in China and many other foreign countries. He was a Aason, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and also of the American Legion and was connected with the People’s Drug company in Washington.

He is survived by his widow, Margaret Wessinger Hawkins; five children; his father, H. A. Hawkins of Greenwood; two brothers Colie B. Hawkins of Columbia and McNeil Hawkins of Boston, Massachusetts; three sisters, Mrs. H. F. LeGrande of Dentsville, Mrs. A. H. Hammond of Spencer, North Carolina, and Mrs. Nancy Collins of Washington.

September 29, 1946 State (published as The State)
Columbia, South Carolina Page 2
Located in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Suz Kindler

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