The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 22, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014


Edith P. Hawley

On Thursday, January 16th, 2014, our most loved, Edith P. Hawley of Circleview Drive, Beckley went to see her Lord and Savior at the home of her daughter, Sandy Jarrell in Centreville, AL following a short illness. She was in her 87th year. 

Born at Surveyor on Dec. 22nd, 1926, Edith was the daughter of the late George and Effie Lucas Honaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Dee Acord, Ralph, Howard and Junior Honaker and sisters, Madeline Harmon and Marie Gibson.

Edith married the love of her life, Earl Hawley. To this union was born her children, James, Sandy and John. A devoted wife and mother, in her leisure time, Edith enjoyed reading, sewing, making quilts and spending time with her kitty cat, Babe. Earl has passed away as well as their son, James. Edith was a member of the First Baptist Church here in Beckley and worked for many years in the house wares department at Stone and Thomas.

Left to cherish her memory are her surviving children, Sandy Jarrell and her husband, Jeff of Centreville, John Hawley and his wife, Debbie of Cheyene, Wyo., and a daughter-in-law, Cherie Hawley. Edith was the doting “Maw Maw” to Amy Jarrell and Mike, Scotty Jarrell and his wife, Ginny, and Ryan and Niccole Hawley, J.E. Hawley and Andrea Radford and her husband Matt; the proud great grandmother of Alex Thomas, Jeffery and Jenna Jarrell, Picabo and Dayton Jarrell, Christian Hawley and Addison Radford; the fond sister of Virginia Iber and Betty Fagg. Edith was also survived by her stepmother, Rosie Honaker and half brothers, Doug, Randy and Jackie Honaker.

On Thursday, January 23rd, at 2 p.m. we will honor Edith with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Andrew Davis will be officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour. Edith will be laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Jarrell, Jim Cangemi, J.E. Hawley, Matt Radford, Alex Thomas and Mike Milam.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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