Hawfield, Virginia Hardin

Longtime Signal Mountain Resident Loved To Travel

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Virginia Hardin Hawfield, a 60-year resident of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, passed away on May 21, 2020, following a very brief illness.

She was born in Wilmington, NC on Sept. 15, 1921, to Edward Manning Hardin and Virginia Farmer Hardin.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, William Dallas Hawfield, and her two sisters, Mary Lauriston Hardin Clarkson and Helen Hardin Luck.

She left Wilmington with her mother, stepfather Pete Purdue and her sisters in 1936. She met Bill Hawfield in Raleigh, NC. They married in 1942. After his Army service, Bill and Gin moved with the DuPont Company to Richmond and Waynesboro, VA; Camden, SC; Chattanooga, TN; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Wilmington, DE and Londonderry, N Ireland. They settled in Chattanooga in 1970 and stayed.

She is survived by her four sons: William Dallas Hawfield, Jr., Edward Hardin Hawfield, Robert Clark Hawfield, and John Haywood Hawfield; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

After her husband died in 1985, Virginia remained on Signal Mountain surrounding herself with close friends. She loved her St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Signal Mountain, attending services regularly or receiving communion at home. She adored her bridge groups, often playing with two different groups every other week until the Covid virus restrictions. She actively supported her local Signal Mountain Library. She treasured her "Monday Lunch Bunch." She was a loyal friend to those she loved. She always had to have "something on the calendar" and loved traveling. Her travels took her to Europe, South America, Australia and to exotic Pacific islands. She treasured visits from her sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and every niece and nephew. The door was always open. All of her family and friends will miss her terribly.

The family wishes to acknowledge her son and daughter-in-law Bob and Anita Hawfield, Betty Ewing and Suzette Konsavage for their devoted support which allowed Virginia to stay independent as long as possible. Thank you.

A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Signal Mountain once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave, Signal Mountain, Tn. 37377, in her memory.

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415, 423 877-3524, Lanefh.com.


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