Beards Funeral Chapel

855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-8551


James "Jim" Sherman Hawkins

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Published: August 16, 2017

James "Jim" Sherman Hawkins, 69, of Fayetteville passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in Fayetteville. He was born March 2, 1948 in Fayetteville to J.N. and Bonnie Lollar Hawkins. Jim passed away from complications from cancer surgery.

He was employed by Tune Concrete for 25 years; was President of Basic Block Group for 10 years; on the Board of Pagnozzi Charities; he was President of the Fayetteville Country Club (2 different terms); from 1979-1980 he was ER at the Elks Lodge; a member of the Homebuilders Association; President of the Sherman Lollar Little League and Babe Ruth League; Jim was President of the American Legion for NWA Baseball; and an Army veteran during the Vietnam Era.

He was preceded in death by his father, J.N. Hawkins and a brother, Michael Wayne Hawkins. Jim is survived by his wife, Carol Jenkins Hawkins of the home; his mother, Bonnie Hawkins; a son, Jay Hawkins of Fayetteville; a daughter, Lindsey Hawkins of Hindsville; and a grandson, Robert (Bobby) Hawkins of Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pagnozzi Charities, 100 E. Poplar, Ste. A, Fayetteville, Ark. 72703. A Celebration of Life will be at the Fayetteville/Springdale Elks Lodge from 4 p.m. to ? Saturday, August 19, 2017. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.