Thursday, January 21, 2016

Joseph Edward Hawthorne - 1932-2016

Ed Hawthorne of Chumuckla passed away Monday January 18. He and his wife, Ruth founded the corner store in Chumuckla, which today operates as a Tom Thumb. The notice from the Pensacola News Journal is posted here for information. Arrangements are not yet completed as travel plans develop. An obituary will be posted here when available. Our condolences and prayers are with Ruth and her family in this difficult time.
Joseph Edward Hawthorne, 84, of Chumuckla died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is directing.

Mr. Joseph Edward Hawthorne, 84, of the Chumuckla community, died on Monday January 18, 2016. He was born in Jay, on January 16, 1932; son of the late James Hawthorne and Mattie Lee (Bass) Hawthorne. He was the husband of Ruth (Barley) Hawthorne.

Edward served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a franchise owner of Gordon Potato Chip (co-owned with his wife), Sunshine Grocery in Brownsdale and One Stop Bait and Tackle in Chumuckla, FL. He enjoyed, hunting, fishing and flea markets.

He was preceded in death by: sons, Chester Hawthorne and Jeffery Hawthorne; brothers, Aubrey and Ray; and sister, Betty Nowling.

Survivors include: his wife; his daughters, Diane (John) Marceau, and Cynthia Bloyd; daughter in law, Shirley Hawthorne; grandchildren: Kevin (Jessica) Carroll, Sean (Ashley) Carroll, Joseph (Erin) Bloyd, Joshua Hawthorne, and Tony Pierson; great granddaughter, Vada Victoria Carroll; great-grandson, A.J Pierson; sisters, Loretta (Tommy) McCory, Irene Joyner, and Ann Blanton; brother, James E. Hawthorne, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Chumuckla Community United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tom Sharon officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Trahan Family funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.

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