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Bertha Hawkins

December 3, 1930 ~ October 18, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Bertha Hawkins, 91, of Flemingsburg, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Hospice of Hope Care Center in Maysville on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Born in Lewis County on December 3, 1930, she was a daughter of the late William Elzie Presley and the late Ada Inis Little Presley.

Bertha was a cook in several local restaurants for about 40 years.  After retiring she enjoyed working with her flowers and going to the Senior Citizen Center and playing Bingo.  She also enjoyed having family and grandkids around.  She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church of Flemingsburg. 

Bertha is survived by her daughter, Hope McKee of Flemingsburg; her two sons, Robert Pollitt and wife Mary of Hamersville, Ohio and Gary Pollitt of Georgetown, Ohio; her eight grandchildren, Sylvia Lee Sowers, Joyce Ann Pollitt, Linda Kaye Donaldson, Ashley Brooke Pollitt, J.R. Pollitt, Candace Pollitt, Jeremy Pollitt, Lacey Kilpatrick; 13 great grandchildren; and nine great, great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister, Linda Curtis and husband Gary of Georgetown, Ohio; her two brothers, Harold Presley of Felicity, Ohio, and John Presley and wife Elaine of Georgetown, Ky.; along with many extended family members and friends.    

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Elmer Pollitt and William Marshall Hawkins; her sister, Janetta Carrington; and her four brothers, Elmer Presley, Woodrow Presley, Joe Presley, and Jim Presley.

The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Jackson officiating.

Bertha will be laid to rest in Goddard Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Jimmy Presley, Jamie Donaldson, Gary Sowers, Andrew Pollitt, Gary Curtis, and Jeremy Pollitt. 

Visitation will be 11 a.m., until the hour of service at 1 p.m., Tuesday, at Boone-Nickell.

In place of flowers, please consider a contribution in memory of Bertha to the Hospice of Hope  (online:   and/or the Cancer Care Club  (P.O. Box 189, Flemingsburg KY 41041).

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October 25, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Funeral Service
October 25, 2022

1:00 PM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041


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