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Catherine Hawkins Nokes, 98

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LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Nokes, 98, of Lebanon.
Born Feb. 24, 1912, in Davidson County, she passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at the Smith County Health Care in Carthage.
Mrs. Nokes was the daughter of the late Albert Lemuel and Ella Baddacour Hawkins.
She had been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1932 where she was a dedicated volunteer.  She was a homemaker and had worked at Cowan’s Department Store, Lux Clock, and retired from the cafeteria at Highland Heights Elementary School. She also volunteered at University Medical Center.
Visitation Friday after 12 Noon at the First Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Don McElroy, Dr. Ray Cleek and Rev. Tom Henry. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include: children Loyd Thomas (Betty) Nokes Jr. of Murfreesboro and Shirley (Jacob L.) Christiansen of Mt. Juliet.
Also surviving are grandchildren Eric (Paula) Nokes, Amanda (Dwain) VanVactor, Ethan (Shani) Nokes, Andrea Nokes Hale and Michael Shawn Christiansen; and great grandchildren Andrew (Allison) Nokes, Rachel Nokes, William Daxton Hale, Elijah Nokes and Josiah Nokes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Thomas Nokes Sr. on December 25, 1974; and sisters Margaret Englert, Adrienne Karsch and Louise Thoman.
Active pallbearers:  Eric Nokes, Shawn Christiansen, Dwain VanVactor, Ethan Nokes, Andrew Nokes, B. J. Reich, Kenny Reich, Wayne Hall and Bobby Johnson. Honorary: Kenneth Hughes, Charles Huddleston, Melvin Sloan, Val Vastola, Steve Vastola, Glenn Chambers, Wayne Goad, Donnie Hamilton, Steve Brown and the Ruth Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Library.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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