Mrs. Clara Howard Hawkins, age 90, of Buford, GA, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd J. Hawkins; and son, Dale Edwards. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Richard Hawkins, Snellville, GA, Ronald and Deborah Hawkins, Loganville, GA, grandchild: Courtney Hawkins, St. Cloud, FL, great grand daughter: Pheobie Hawkins, sister: Maxine Howard, Illinois, several nieces and nephews : Mrs. Hawkins was born January 8, 1918 in Kentucky. She lived in Towanda, IL for twenty years. She was a retired underwriter for Illinois Agricultural Association in Bloomington, IL. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buford where she was a member of the Daisy Shadburn Bykota Sunday School Class and a member of the Abundant Life Fellowship. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with Rev. G. Stephen Wood officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133