Rites held for Louise Monroe Cheely Hawthorne

Published 10:48 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Louise Monroe Cheely Hawthorne, 98, passed away on December 27, 2016 at the Hundley Center in South Hill. She was born on July 30, 1918 to Robert Monroe and Blanche Fraher Cheely of Brunswick County. She and Gene were married for 53 years and raised two children on a tobacco farm on Route 40 in Kenbridge.

Louise worked in the dental clinic at Fort Pickett (Camp Pickett) and later at the Clarke Funeral Home.

She is predeceased by her husbands, Gene Hawthorne and Ralph Hubble, her son, Gordon

Hawthorne, brother, Robert Monroe Cheely, Jr., sister, Vivian Cheely and her son-in-law, Charles Brown. She is survived by her daughter, Fraher Brown of South Hill; daughter-in-law, Mary Hawthorne; two grandsons, Anthony and Andrew Hawthorne; and a great-granddaughter, Carsyn Hawthorne all of Chesapeake.

Pursuant to her wishes there will be no formal services. She will be cremated and buried beside Gene.

Louise loved her family and the Lord; in her last days she called upon Him many times asking to be reunited with her family. “ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4: 7-8

Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at www.clarkefh.com