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Johnny C. Hawthorne

Funeral services were held May 4, 2019, at Pen Oak M. B. Church,
Silver Creek, Mississippi for Mr. Johnny C. Hawthorne, 73, who died
April 24, 2019, at his residence.  Rev. Robert Barnes, pastor,
officiated with interment following in the church cemetery.  Johnson
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Johnny C. Hawthorne was born to the late Willie Williams and Irene
Hawthorne Fairley in Collins. He worked various jobs and was a modern
day handyman to many in the community.
He met and married Beatrice Washington and moved to Salt Lake City,
Utah and later moved to Silver Creek. He worked at Sanderson Farms and
retired from the clean up crew.  He joined Pen Oak M. B. Church where
he served as trustee until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by stepmother, Helen Fairley; stepfather,
Austin Fairley; two brothers, Willie Williams Jr. and John E.
Williams; sister, Rosetta Williams; four grandchildren; mother and
father-in-law, Maggie and Jack Washington.
He is survived by: wife, Beatrice Hawthorne; mother, Irene Fairley;
two daughters, Sandra (Anthony) Ball of Riato, California and Sonia
Hawthorne of Gulfport; adopted daughter, Stacey Sutton of Silver
Creek, MS; two sons, Johnny C. (Emosha) Hawthorne, Jr. of Collins  and
Rodney (Nijia) Hawthorne of Jackson; sister, Joyce Fairley of Collins;
three daughters, Charles Williams of Pueblo, Colorado, Harry Williams
of Collins and Joe Fairley of Collins; 20 grandchildren; 20
great-grandchildren; one godson, Braden Brown; one goddaughter, Martha
Peyton and many other relatives and friends.