Miss Annie Lee Hawes was born on October 28, 1920, and entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 7, 2022.
After graduation, she attended Mayfield Academy for one summer. This was a school for prospective teachers or teachers who needed some guidance in the teaching profession.
After attending Mayfield, Miss Annie passed a test given at the University of Georgia and then accepted a position teaching grades 1-7 at Newberry Grammar School, a one room schoolhouse in Lincoln County. (College degrees were not required for teachers at this point in time).
She later taught at St. Luke Grammar School, which was also in Lincoln County. She said she really enjoyed teaching and had no problems with discipline but after teaching for five years, the rules changed, and a college degree was required. She thought about going to college, but for various reasons she never did.
Miss Annie was an active member of St. Luke Baptist Church where she served as the church clerk for 30 years. She also held the position of Sunday School secretary for a time. She taught an adult Sunday School class and serves as president of the Women’s Missions, secretary of the Good Samaritan Lodge and secretary of the Second District Good Samaritans until her health failed.
She leaves to mourn, her brother, Deacon Jessie James Hawes, two sisters in law, Mrs. Nancy Hawes and Mrs. Mary Ann Hawes. A host if nieces, nephews and cousins. Four brothers preceded her in death, Mr. Professor Hawes, Mr. John Hawes, Mr. Walter Hawes and Mr. Alexander Hawes and one niece, Luella Doyle.
As you can see, Miss Annie lead a busy life, but she still had time to be a good friend and neighbor.