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James Elgin Hawthorne

James "Elgin" Hawthorne, Sr., 83, resident of 69 Hwy. 20 husband of Emily Shands Hawthorne went to be with his Lord Saturday April 11, 2014.

Born in Abbeville, SC he was a son of the late Robert Leon Hawthorne, Sr and Bertha Elgin Hawthorne.

Elgin was a retired retail salesman. Elgin had a deep religious conviction as he dearly loved his family, his Lord and his church. He was a devoted member of Abbeville First Baptist Church where he and wife Emily were very active in missions work within the church. He was a former deacon and superintendent of Education as well as a member of the Berea Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 58 years Emily Shands Hawthorne of the home; two sons James E. Hawthorne, Jr. (Lisa) of Greenwood, SC and Leland Hawthorne (Grace) of Central, SC; one brother Robert L. Hawthorne, Jr. of Abbeville, SC; one sister Annie Mae Clark of Greenville, SC; three grandchildren James E. Hawthorne, III (Jodie) of Anderson, SC, Rev. Samuel L. Hawthorne of Greenwood, SC and Elizabeth Hawthorne of Central, SC.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM in Abbeville First Baptist Church with Dr. John Keith and Rev. Samuel Hawthorne officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 PM at the Funeral Home.

Memorials in memory of Elgin may be made to the Annie Armstrong Missions C/O Abbeville First Baptist Church 111 Ellis Ave. Abbeville, SC 29620.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Monday, April 14, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 PM


Abbeville First Baptist Church
111 Ellis Ave
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
2:00 PM


Long Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Abbeville First Baptist Church
111 Ellis Ave
Abbeville, SC 29620

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So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Kelly Youngblood Apr 15 2014 12:00 AM

Leland,You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Kevin Matthews Apr 14 2014 12:00 AM

My sympathy for the loss of Mr. Hawthorne to his wife and family. He is with Our Lord and Savior and watching over all of you, happy. Time flies faster and faster and that helps me face the loss of loved ones. We will see them sooner than it feels like right now. God Bless.

Caroline Mabry King Apr 14 2014 12:00 AM

Leland, Grace, Elizabeth, and familyWe are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you in this difficult time.

The Rollings Family Apr 14 2014 12:00 AM

James, Leland and family,Prayers for you all during your time of loss.

Ree Ree Ashley Apr 14 2014 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to heear of the passing of Elgin to live with Jesus. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I will be praying for this family.

Bitsy Harrison Apr 13 2014 12:00 AM

Emily, Annie Mae, Robert and Family, Joyce and I were so saddened when we read about Elgin's death. Please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I (Richard) have many fond memories of working with Elgin at Hawthorne Furniture many years ago. He was a fine man then and I know that continued through all of his life.

Richard & Joyce Strawhorn Apr 13 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Mr. Hawthorne's passing. I always enjoyed talking to him & Mrs. Hawthorne when they came into Ingles. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

Sheryl Hagen Richardson Apr 12 2014 12:00 AM

James and Family, I am so sorry about your dad's death, but I know he is rejoicing now and enjoying his "forever"! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

LaNelle Grubbs Apr 12 2014 12:00 AM