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Doris M. Hawkes

August 30, 1931 — November 10, 2020

Doris M. Hawkes “former longtime resident of Portville, N.Y. and Cuba, N.Y.”

INVERNESS, Florida---Doris M. Hawkes, 89, of Inverness, a former longtime resident of Portville, N.Y. and Cuba, N.Y., passed away in her home on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, after a long illness.

Born on Sunday, August 30, 1931, in Clermont, Pa., she was a daughter of Fred L. and Lenora M. Freer Murray. On December 18, 1948 in Shinglehouse, Pa., she married Gordon R. Hawkes, who passed away on August 6, 2019.

Doris was employed for 18 years by the former Olean Tile Company in Olean, N.Y. and later was employed by Alcas Corporation, also in Olean.

She enjoyed crafting and traveling.

Doris is survived by a brother, Howard M. (Elna) Murray of Lecanto, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was predeceased by three sisters, Ruth E. Green, Lucile M. Ellsworth, and Cora A. Hawkes; and two brothers, Frederick L. Murray and Irvine Murray.

Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Monday, November 16, 2020, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa., where funeral services will follow at 1pm with Pastor Phil Seely of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, 3350 West Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.

Doris entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Doris, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

In keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, properly worn facial coverings and social distancing will be strictly followed.

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