POPLAR BLUFF - Dorothy Helen Hawes, 66, died Feb. 3, 2004, at Three Rivers Regional Medical Center.
Born June 25, 1937, in Catron, daughter of the late Phillip James and Sallie M. Lewis Anderson, she was co-owner of Beams of Heaven Funeral Homºe in Sikeston and Poplar Bluff. She and her husband founded Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Malden where she was a member, Sunday school teacher and president of the Women's Missionary Society.
On Feb. 10, 1957, she married the Rev. Otis Hawes who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons, Victor Dewayne Hawes and Ronald LaVarn Hawes of Poplar Bluff and James Marlo Hawes of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter, Larita Revera Arnold of St. Louis; eight brothers, Robert Anderson and Lewis Anderson of Indianapolis, Ind., Charles Anderson, Donell Anderson, William Anderson, Sylvester Anderson and Michael Anderson of Poplar Bluff and Jerry Anderson of Athens, Ga.; five sisters, Joyce Rose and Linda Smith of Poplar Bluff, Peggy Carter of Indianapolis, Marbeline Rowlings and Vermal Blackman of St. Louis; and 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Otis Leroy Hawes, and one daughter, Marsha Ann Hawes.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. Monday until service time at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff. The Rev. Johnny Williams will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.