December 14, 2017
STARKVILLE — Earnestine Hawkins, 93, died Dec. 10, 2017, in Starkville. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First John MB Church in Starkville with the Rev. Rafael Patrick officiating. Burial will follow at Lindsey Chapel Cemetery in Starkville. Visitation is Friday from 1-6 p.m. at Century Hairston Funeral Home in Starkville. Mrs. Hawkins was born May 19, 1924, to the late Soul Washington and Evelyn Willie Winston. She was formerly employed as an educator and seamstress and was also a tailor for the U.S. Army. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara J.B. Mitchell of Barkersfield, California and Frances Marie Thomas of St. Louis; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.