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    Tuesday, December 27 2016
    Louise Monroe Cheely Hawthorne

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 02:39 pm   |  Permalink   |  15 Comments  |  Email
    Sending my deepest sympathy to the family of a very special and wonderful lady. Louise was always such a delight to know and her loving spirit will always be remembered. God blessed her with her eternal reward she so richly deserves. May she now rest in peace with the loved ones gone before.
    Posted by Margie Nevins on 12/29/2016 - 04:05 PM
    Fraher, So sorry to hear about Louise. She is now free of pain and flying high. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Barbara
    Posted by Barbara D. Moore on 12/29/2016 - 04:08 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time ? Mrs. Hawthorne was a special lady, and I feel blessed to have grown up knowing her ! Love to you all.
    Posted by Sterling & Judy Noblin on 12/29/2016 - 04:26 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Louise was a wonderful lady. We loved to visit with her when we came to Kenbridge. She was always full of love and laughter. We will miss you. Judy and David
    Posted by Judy Sharpe-Singer on 12/29/2016 - 05:00 PM
    Fraher and family, So sorry to hear about Louise. She was a wonderfully funny and loving lady who frequently visited with our family when she was younger and in better health. We will always have such fond memories of her. We send our love and deepest sympathy. Mildred Mae, Pete and Bonnie Watson
    Posted by Mildred Mae Gee Watson on 12/29/2016 - 05:10 PM
    I have some fond memories of Louise and will cherish them. God bless and comfort you, Fraher.
    Posted by Jackie Conner on 12/29/2016 - 06:08 PM
    My sympathies to the family. She was a wonderful women!
    Posted by Mary Tench on 12/29/2016 - 06:48 PM
    My thoughts are with you all. I have fond memories of Louise. She and my Mom had many, many interesting telephone visits!!!! My sympathy to you all.
    Posted by Betty Mae F. Daniel on 12/29/2016 - 09:03 PM
    My love & sympathy to you, Fraher- I have so many memories of Louise & Gene-working in the tobacco, visiting with Mother & Daddy & on & on. She was so kind to Daddy & me while he was so ill. I will be forever grateful for her loving help to him. I still miss Gordon. My best to you💕
    Posted by Sudie Heartwell on 12/30/2016 - 11:35 AM
    My family sends our deepest sympathy
    Posted by Dana Bacon on 12/30/2016 - 06:01 PM
    Our sincere sympathy, remember her from my dad's tobacco warehouse..she was always kind and funny, also serving her ice cream from Smith's Pharmacy..but more importantly, the last few years in the annex along with our mother (Grandma Love) son CHRIS loved her so and would look forward to coming home to see her and hear her telling her stories, and reading the Bible together. Chris and I send our sincere sympathy...we will miss Louise!!
    Posted by John Love on 12/30/2016 - 10:24 PM
    To Louise, my good friend and mentor. You took charge of me and Jackie when we moved to Kenbridge. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. I am happy that you are free of pain at last. The Annex has lost one of their best. Please say hello and give a hug to my beloved Jackie. Rest easy.
    Posted by Floyd "Bill" Bilbo on 01/01/2017 - 03:19 PM
    Fraher, Louie and I are so sorry to hear about your mother's death. She was such a special friend to Christine and all of our family. We will always remember the lovely surprise luncheon that she arranged and hosted at her house several years ago when Ken & Marlene were visiting from California. We just can't believe that both Louise & Marlene went to be with their Lord & Savior only a few days apart. We appreciate you taking time to be at Marlene's service on the 16th. We all have many fond memories of your mother and we will all miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Gordon's family during this difficult time.
    Posted by Louie & Linda Love on 01/02/2017 - 03:08 PM
    A dear sweet lady that I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to her almost daily when at work.RIP Mrs.Hawthorne.
    Posted by Patricia Lindsey on 01/06/2017 - 04:14 PM
    Bless Louise for the wonderful woman she was. In her lifting she touched and inspired so many people. I was one of them. She was a fabulous cheerleader for me in my teens and 20's. I always loved visiting with her even in the Annex. I hope you are taking comfort in the fact that she is at peace now. My thought and prayers are with you, Fraher.29
    Posted by Martee Buchanan on 01/10/2017 - 11:43 AM

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    Louise Monroe Cheely, 98, passed away on Dec. 27, 2016 at the Hundley Center in South Hill, Va. Louise was born on July 30, 1918 to Robert Monroe and Blanche Fraher Cheely of Brunswick County.
    She and Gene were married for 53 years and raised two children on a tobacco farm on route 40, Kenbridge. Louise worked in the dental clinic at Fort Pickett (Camp Pickett) and later at the Clarke Funeral Home. Louise is predeceased by her husbands, Gene Hawthorne and Ralph Hubble; her son Gordon Hawthorne; brother, Robert Monroe Cheely, Jr; sister Vivian Cheely and her son-in-law Charles Brown. She is survived by her daughter, Fraher Brown of South Hill; daughter-in-law, Mary Hawthorne; two grandsons, Anthony and Andrew Hawthorne; and great granddaughter Carsyn Hawthorne all of Chesapeake, Va. Pursuant to her wishes there will be no formal services. She will be cremated and buried beside Gene. Louise loved her family and the Lord; in her last days she called upon Him many times asking to be reunited with her family. “ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4: 7-8 Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at


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