Emmett grew up in Nottoway County and attended grade school there, at the age of twenty-five he was drafted into the United States Army and served his country for three years. While in the Army he received a World War II Victory Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and other medals.
Emmett was united in holy matrimony to Margaret Green who preceded him in death, this union was blessed with two children. Emmett was a loving father, well known and loved throughout the community, never once would he refuse to offer a ride or a helping hand to someone in need. His wit and good nature inspired all who were blessed to cross his path.
Emmett was preceded in death by five brothers, Phillip, John, James, Ora and Jessie, and one sister, Bertha. He leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, James Kirby Hawkes of Blackstone, VA and Ronald Lee Hawkes of Crewe, VA; two daughters-in-law, Phyllis Hawkes of Crewe, VA and Margie Hawkes of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Ronald Lee Hawkes, Jr. of Thailand, Brandon Hawkes of Petersburg, VA and Tracey Hawkes of Richmond, VA; two great grandchildren, Maliki and Malcia Hawkes of Richmond, VA; two brothers, Napoleon Hawkes of Blackstone, VA and Floyd Hawkes of Baltimore, MD; one sister, Lobelia Breland of Baltimore, MD; three sisters-in-law, Frances, Evelyn and Clara Hawkes, all of Blackstone, VA; host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 7, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, VA with burial to follow in the cemetery.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of the arrangements.
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