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William Edward "Zeke" Hawkins, 71

William Edward "Zeke" Hawkins, 71

William Edward "Zeke" Hawkins, 71, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Elizabeth House.

William was born April 28, 1943, in Henderson County to the late Edward LeRoy Hawkins and Zoda Mae McCraw Hawkins of Hendersonville. He taught math and physics at Hendersonville High School for many years. He also was a regional manager for Wendy's restaurants across the South. William was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife Linda Dean; son Derek and wife Stacey Hawkins; granddaughters Allea, Blaire and Eden Hawkins.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Thos. Shepherd Church Street Chapel with Rev. Bryan Bradshaw officiating. The family will receive friends from 1–2 p.m. before the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Four Seasons Hospice 571 S. Allen Rd Flat Rock, NC 28731.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.