Ulas B. Hawkins, 76, of Surgoinsville, TN, passed away Monday, January 20, 2010, at Holston Manor.
Ulas was born in Castlewood, Russell Co VA, and lived most of his life in Kingsport, TN. He served in the U.S. Air force for over 4 years. Ulas was retired from Kingsport Press after over 20 years of service. He attended Emmaus Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Salling Hawkins; his parents, Vencil and Carnetta Salyers Hawkins.
He is survived by one son, Chris Hawkins of Kingsport, TN; two grandsons, Alex and Derrick; one great grandchild; step-mother, Mary Hawkins of Castlewood, VA; one sister, Jean Peters and husband Jerry of Surgoinsville, TN; three brothers, Rev. Harold Hawkins and wife Jean of Kingsport, TN, Billy Hawkins of Castlewood, VA, and Bobby Hawkins of Castlewood, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Emmaus Baptist Church, West Carters Valley Road.
A service will follow at 7 p.m., with Rev. Harold Hawkins and Rev. Bryan Moore officiating. Music will be provided by the church choir.
A military graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN, with Hawkins County Color Guard and Tennessee National Guard conducting the rites. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Memorials may be sent to The Gideon Memorial Bible, P.O. Box 571, Kingsport, TN, 37662.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Hawkins family.