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Belle Hawkes Gray

     Belle Hawkes Gray, 91, of Morganton, NC, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022, at her daughter’s residence.


     Belle was born in Maine on February 8, 1931, to the late James Frank Hawkes and Sophronia Jeanne Perkins Hawkes. Belle was a Seventh Day Adventist who enjoyed volunteering with children. She was a loving mother who would always go out of her way to help others. She will be greatly missed.


     In addition to her parents, Belle was preceded in death by three sons, John, Jeffrey, and Chet Smith; a daughter, Joanie Alyse Rhom; and a brother, Bill Hawkes.


     She is survived by two daughters, Thelma Jean English and Faith Gardner; a son, Andy Smith; two sisters, Joyce Denton (Raymond) and Jeanne Ho (Al); a brother, Chester Hawkes (Betty Joyce); a daughter-in-law, Alice Smith; a sister-in-law, Eloise Hawkes; and numerous grandchildren.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Belle was loved by a whole group of individuals that came to Hearts N Harmony Music Center. Belle always brought a smile and care about those around her. She will be missed and thought of often.
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Melanie Byrd Mar 1 2022 2:39 PM

Belle was loved by everyone in the Foster Grandparent program at Blue Ridge Community Action.. She was a dedicated volunteer that touched the lives of so many children and adults - she will be missed! Our love and sympathy goes out to her family.

Tina Kyes Feb 24 2022 2:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Belle Gray

Rebecca Washburn Feb 20 2022 9:09 PM

Our family will miss Belle especially on Sunday

Rebecca Washburn Feb 20 2022 9:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Belle Gray

Pat Sumlin Feb 20 2022 3:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Belle Gray

Janet Baird Feb 20 2022 2:36 PM