Clifford Harold Hawks age 71 of Galax, Virginia passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from complications of multiple myeloma. Mr. Hawks was born on September 10, 1940 in Carroll County, Virginia to William Howard and Pearlie Combs Hawks. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two grandchildren Aiden Nichols and Layla Mae McMillan; sister Shirley Hawks and brother Reavis Hawks.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Bonnie Hawks of Galax, Virginia; daughters and sons-in-law Bonita and Billy Nichols; Teresa and Steve Boyles all of Galax, Virginia; sons and daughters-in-law Tony and Bonnie Hawks of Elkin, North Carolina; David and Angela Hawks of Ennice, North Carolina; Keith and Susan Hawks of Sparta, North Carolina; Bryan Hawks; Perry Hawks; Kevin Hawks; Darren Hawks; William and Crystal Hawks; Matthew and Amber Hawks all of Galax, Virginia; Chris and Cosby Hawks of Fries, Virginia; brother Billy Hawks of Elkin, North Carolina; nineteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Monday, June 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Flower Gap Primitive Baptist Church in Cana, Virginia where he was a member with Elder Carlton Brown, Elder Tommy Pegram, Elder John Lyons and Elder Lowell Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from six until eight at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. The body will lie-in-state one hour prior the funeral service at the church.