PELHAM -- Mrs. Inez Driver Hawthorne, 86, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at the Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely, Ga. Her funeral will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral Tuesday, from 1 PM until 2 PM. Dr. Walter Reeder will be officiating and burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery.

Mrs.Hawthorne was born Nov. 4, 1925 in Marianna, Fl. to the late William Richard Braswell and Susie Jane Alford Braswell. She was a business owner of a retail gift shop and formerly owned a dry cleaning business with her first husband, Arthur Dillard "Mutt" Driver. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Blakely, Ga.

Her survivors include 2 sons: Arthur Steve Driver and his wife Diane of Westfield, Fl. and Jimmy Driver and his wife Jean of Blakely, Ga. She also has a brother: Gordon Braswell and his wife Carolyn of Grand Ridge, Fl., 2 sisters: Aline Baxley of St. Augustine, Fl. and Betty Jo Sergeant and her husband Jack of Milledgeville, Ga. There are 4 grandchildren: Rick Joe Nehls of Canton, Ga., Michael Shane Driver and his wife Susan of Blakely, Ga., Mark Steven Driver and his wife Heather of Minneapolis, MN and Paula Driver Dixon and her husband Ron of Graceville, Fl., 6 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Arthur Dillard Driver and Archibald Cary Hawthorne and by 2 brothers: Charlie Braswell and T. C. Braswell.

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