November 12, 2013

Dana P. Hawkins

— Mr. Dana P. Hawkins, 84, of Dalton, passed on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his residence.

He was a graduate of Dalton High School and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and was a member of the Dalton Golf & Country Club where he was an avid golfer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a lifetime member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and was retired from Dalton Sheet Metal.

He was the son of the late C. Frank and Marion Ulmer Hawkins and was preceded in death by his sister, Sue Feild, and brother, C. Frank “Bud” Hawkins.

Dana is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carolyn Dempsey Hawkins of Dalton; sons and daughters-in-law, Brent and Gina of Orlando, Fla., Tim and Amanda of Dalton, and Kevin and Carol of Benton, Tenn.; grandchildren, Marion, Charlie, Taylor, Merrily and Davis; great-grandchild, Isla; and niece and nephews.

Memorial services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Louis Tonsmeire officiating.

The family will receive friends in the parrish hall prior to the service on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The family asks that flowers please be omitted and memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Preschool, 901 W. Emery St., Dalton, GA 30720, or to the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia, 1703 Cleveland Highway, Dalton, GA 30720.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.