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Peggy Jean Hawks

September 20, 1945 — November 20, 2023


Peggy Jean Hawks

Peggy Jean Hawks, 78, of Carlsbad, NM passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023, at the Carlsbad Medical Center. Peggy was born on September 20, 1945, in Elizabethton, TN to Woodrow and Hannah Hansford.


Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 AM Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Pastor Sam Plumlee officiating.


Peggy moved to Carlsbad in 2010. She was always on the go and would volunteer her time and efforts anywhere she could. She also worked as a class Grandma at Monterrey Elementary School for many years, and she also currently worked as a senior companion. Peggy loved working on different crafts, such as gnomes, snowflakes, crosses, and flower wreaths. She was also a faithful member of the Hillcrest Baptist church, where she helped teach Sunday school classes. Most certainly, her pride and joy were her family. She loved spending time with them. She was always smiling and always happy: to know her was to love her. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.     


Peggy was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Jefferson Hansford; mother, Hannah Eveline (Norris) Hansford; two children: Shane Bailey and Veronica Taylor; and son-in-law, Dale Taylor.


Peggy is survived by two children: Sharon Clayton and husband, William of Lawrenceville, GA; and Christina Licon and husband, Marcos of Carlsbad, NM; four grandchildren: Charles Keasler (Teresa), Amanda Kennedy (Joshua), Crystal Peavy (Shawn Rogers), and Hannah Licon; five great grandchildren: Tyler Keasler, Cadence Keasler, Millie Baker, Lillian Kennedy, and Drake Kennedy; and numerous other extended family and friends.


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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Hillcrest Baptist Church

605 N. 6th St., Carlsbad, NM 88220

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