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Ruby Flowers Hawkins

January 15, 1929 December 21, 2017
Ruby Flowers Hawkins
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Obituary for Ruby Flowers Hawkins

DURHAM: Ruby Flowers Hawkins, age 88, died peacefully on December 21, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion after a brief illness. Ruby was born on January 15, 1929 in Durham, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Ernest Cornelius Flowers and Mary Ennis Flowers.

Ruby enjoyed gardening and traveling. Ruby graduated from Durham High School, the class of 1947.

In 1949, Ruby married William “Bill” Hawkins. Ruby worked at Bryant Durham Electric as an administrative assistant and then as an administrative assistant at Southern Coach Company/Southern Tours until her retirement.

Ruby is survived by her daughters, Tina Hale and Donna Hawkins of Durham; her brother, Jack Flowers of Delaware; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a private graveside service for immediate family members at the Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to Duke Hospice: Office of Development 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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Event Information

Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Woodlawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

2107 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27703

2107 Liberty St. Durham 27703 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Duke HomeCare and Hospice

4321 Medical Park Drive
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27704

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