Ola Mae Johnson Hawkins, age 91, of Hays, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at her home.

She was born October 27, 1928 in Wilkes County to Nansen and Estelle Hall Johnson. Mrs. Hawkins was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church, taught Sunday School and retired from Blue Ridge Shoe Manufacturing. She enjoyed gardening and was a seamstress for many years. Ola Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vaughn Hawkins; sisters, Goldie McCoy, Opal Overstreet, Lizzie Dean Adams; and brothers, Jarvie Johnson and Jerry Johnson.

Surviving are her daughters, Sandra Higgins, Hilda Cleary and spouse Boyce, Patricia Hawkins all of Hays; sister, Margie Smoot and spouse Robert of Onancock, Virginia; grandchildren, Christina Johnson and spouse Chad of Wilkesboro, Angie Gregory and spouse Andrew, William Boyce Cleary, Jr., Stacy Higgins and spouse Jessica, Jenna Johnson and spouse Devin, Makala Sheets all of Hays; and great grandchildren, Keelee McGlamery, Tylee McGlamery, Kendal Gregory all of Hays, Hunter Johnson and Madison Johnson both of Wilkesboro, Grayson Higgins of Hays, Isabella Johnson of Hays.

Graveside service will be private. Flowers will be accepted. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice in honor of Ola Mae.

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