Ronald Edward Hawkins and Melody Carol Morgan
Ronald Hawkins was born June 14, 1956 in Chattanooga, TN. His parents were Brody Hawkins and Verenice Cooper. His grandparents were Grady Hawkins and Velma Riddle of Rising Fawn and Horace Cooper and Nancy Gifford of Valley Head, AL. He has one sister Linda Elaine Hawkins Wilson. Ronnie grew up on Cloverdale Road in Rising Fawn and attended Rising Fawn Elementary School. He graduated from Dade County High School in 1974 and then entered Georgia Tech where he received a B.S. in civil engineering in 1979. He has been employed as an engineer in the Hydro/Fossil Division of the Tennessee Valley Authority since 1979. On June 6, 1981 he married Melody Carol Morgan at White Oak Baptist Church on Sand Mountain.
Melody Carol Morgan was born October 21, 1958 to Charles Morgan and Imogene Ellison of Sand Mtn. She has one sister, Phyllis Morgan Baugh and one brother, Chuck Morgan. Growing up, her father was in the military and she lived in England and Germany and other locations where he was stationed. They returned to Dade County and lived on Sand Mtn. She graduated from Northwest Georgia High School in 1977. She completed her training as a licensed practical nurse in Chattanooga, TN. She worked at Park Ridge Hospital until the birth of her first child. While her children were young, she was a stay-at-home mom. She did volunteer work at Dade Elementary School and was PTO president. She worked as a substitute teacher and a teacher’s aide there and is currently a school nurse at Dade Elementary School.
Ronnie and Melody have three children and three grandchildren. Their children are Benjamin Morgan, Jenny Lynn and Rachel Lea. Ben was born January 25, 1983 and graduated from Dade County High School in 2001. He attended the University of Georgia for one year. In May of 2002 he married Belinda Larsen of Lookout Mountain. They have three daughters Madison Laurel Hawkins (Maddie) born October 13, 2002 and Ella Morgan Hawkins, born May 26, 2006 and Alana Airleas. born August 11, 2008. Ben is operations supervisor and Belinda is the retail manager at Rock City. Jenny is a 2003 graduate of Dade County High School and graduated from Berry College and is now teaching Spanish at Dade Co. High School. Rachel graduated from Dade County High School in 2005, and after a year at Chattanooga State is now continuing her education at Kennesaw University. The Hawkinses all live on Hawkins Lane in the Cloverdale community of Rising Fawn. They are members of Cloverdale Baptist Church.
Ronnie Hawkins is active in the South Dade Fire Department and is a deacon at Cloverdale Baptist Church.
Linda Hawkins Wilson 28 Fawn, GA 30738