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Obituary – Bonnie (Hawkins) Hill (1936-2023)

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Bonnie (Hawkins) Hill, age 86, of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life into the arms of her Savior on July 30, 2023. She was born November 2, 1936 to Boman and Helen (Jameson) Hawkins in Parks, Arkansas.

Bonnie was a born-again Christian and a life-long member of the Parks Methodist Church. After graduating from Waldron High School in 1954, she attended Arkansas Tech College. She married Wallace Hill on August 21, 1958. After graduating from Arkansas Tech, they moved to Booneville, Arkansas where they taught school in the area. After receiving their masters degree at Ole Miss University, they relocated to their hometown of Parks, Arkansas and began teaching at Waldron. Bonnie taught 4th grade until 1969, when she took a break to raise kids and eventually take care of her parents. In 1990, she returned to Waldron and taught 2nd grade until 1997, when she retired. 

Bonnie loved her family beyond measure. She enjoyed visiting with kids, grandkids, great grandkids, family, and friends. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Wallace of the home; daughter Jennifer Vickers and husband David of Parks, Arkansas and son Damon Hill and wife Merlin of Atlanta, Georgia. Nana will forever remain in the hearts of her three grandchildren: Brittany and husband Garrett Phelps of Hartford, Arkansas; Kiara and Jasper both of Atlanta, Georgia; three great granddaughters: Peyton, Presley and Parker. Bonnie is also survived by her brother Harlon’s family.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents Boman & Helen Hawkins, and a very special brother Harlon Hawkins. 

Bonnie’s life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Keith Holleman and Roger Rice officiating. Interment will follow in the  Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Bonnie’s pallbearers will be Damon Hill, David Vickers, Kyle Bohanan, Garrett Phelps, Tim Combs and Bill Frost. Honorary pallbearers will be Lou Nell Davis, Jane Ann Elmore, JB & Donna Turner, Wallace’s 1st cousins & spouses and Rick & Carla Brigance.

Bonnie’s visitation will be Tuesday, August 1, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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