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James Lee Dawkins, 81, of Prosperity, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on February 18, 1931, in Prosperity, he was a son of the late John H. and Ethel Cook Dawkins. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Dawkins retired after forty three years from Hamm Hardware. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, a lifetime member of the American Legion, a former member of the 40 & 8, the Newberry Moose Lodge and the Legion of the Moose.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Allene Wise Dawkins; sons, Jimmy Dawkins of West Columbia and Wade (Tiffany) Dawkins of Prosperity; a daughter, Renae (Ken) Long of Little Mountain; brother, Billy (Frances) Dawkins of Prosperity; a sister-in-law, Betty Dawkins of Freeport, FL; grandchildren, Hillary Long (Josh) Barrow, Zach Long, Lane Moore, Jordan Moore and Preston Lee Dawkins. Mr. Dawkins was predeceased by brothers, Travis, Earl, Wendall, and Joe Dawkins.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Monday, July 30, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church by the Rev. Eric Fink. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the Grace Ministry Center at the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any of the church funds at Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 188, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be nephews.

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#25 Linda Bryan 2012-09-03 07:50
I wanted to express my condolences to the family of James Dawkins. While I did not know Mr. Dawkins personally, I know that he will be missed by his wife Allene and sons and daughter, as well as his many grandchildren. Family is so important at a time like this.

I know this is a difficult time for your entire family. One of the things that makes losing a loved one in death so difficult is that death is not a "natural" process. Our heavenly Father did not create us to die. He created us to live forever. We know this because when he created the first human pair, Adam and Eve, they were told that they would die only if they disobeyed his instructions. After sin and death entered the world, God revealed that it was his purpose that the dead be restored to life by means of a resurrection.

Almighty God has not only the power but also the desire to resurrect persons whom he chooses. Jesus Christ himself said: "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29). Also, at Acts 24:15, it says: "I have hope toward God, which hope these men also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."

Because you have confidence in the resurrection, your sorrow will not be unrelenting. As the Bible says at 1 Thessalonians 4:13: You will "not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope." Rather, you can draw close to God in prayer and the Bible promises will sustain you.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of your loss.
#24 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2012-08-01 15:58
Jimmy, Renae, and family -- We are so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. We are sorry that we were not there for the visitation to speak to you. We just returned from our 37th youth choir/mission tour on Saturday and were involved Monday and Tuesday moving Aunt Myra to Assisted Living at Springfield. Wednesday is our first check of e-mails or internet since. Please know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the days to come. May God bless!
#23 Audrey Byrd 2012-07-31 10:32
So sorry to just learn of James's death. He was a good friend,God be with you and the family.
#22 Bruce Connelly 2012-07-31 08:31
We were so sorry to hear of Jame's passing. He is in a better place and in no pain. God is good. May he bless each of you and confort you during this difficult time. Thank you for James life and thanks for the people he touched. Bruce & Dorothy Connelly
#21 B J Taylor 2012-07-30 12:40
Wade, sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. There aren't any words to ease your pain, but know you and Tiffany are in our prayers.

Bobby Joe, Wanda and Lesley Taylor
#20 Wendy Riley 2012-07-30 11:19
We were very sorry to hear of Mr. James passing. Please know that you are all in our prayers.

Wendy & Michael
#19 Judy Yon 2012-07-30 09:46
Allene and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Just trust in the Lord and he will take care of you. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Judy
#18 Haley Wise 2012-07-29 20:33
Renae and family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Garrick, Haley, Taylor and Zachary Wise
#17 Eileen Marsh Kneece 2012-07-29 20:07
Jimmy and family,

I am sorry to hear of your daddy's passing. You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

#16 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-07-29 18:42
Our family extends our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. James. He was such a wonderful man, always friendly and always kind. He was proud to have served his country and we appreciate that service. Our community will miss a great guy. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#15 June Nelson 2012-07-29 14:46
Allene and family, I was surprised to hear about James. You are in my thoughts and prayers. June Nelson
#14 miranda brigman 2012-07-29 09:50
Mrs allene. I'm so sorry for your loss. God is a good god. He will wrap his arms around you to get you through this difficult time. Mr.james loved you dearly

If I can do anything please call. God bless you & your family
Love you
#13 Jana Livingston 2012-07-29 09:33
Mrs Allene and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. James. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. If we can do anything, please let us know.
Stan,Jana,Scott ,Ryan and Megan Livingston
#12 Donna Shealy 2012-07-29 08:34
Wade and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Donna Shealy
#11 Helen/Wesley Griffin 2012-07-29 05:06
Wade and Renae,
We are so sorry for you loss.
Mrs. G.
#10 Harold & Ola Mae 2012-07-28 18:55
We were so sorry to hear of James passing. May our loving
HEAVENLY FATHER comfort you and always keep you in HIS
loving care. Our love to all the family.GOD BLESS!
#9 Helen Morris 2012-07-28 17:43
Allene and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.
#8 Johnette Kinard 2012-07-28 16:23
Wade, Tiffany and family,
We are so very sorry for your sudden loss. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time! May God's peace comfort you.

Kevin, Johnette, Ashlyn, Braxton and Jayden Kinard
#7 Randy & Ronda Miller 2012-07-28 16:22
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. James passing.We will keep your family in our prayers and know we are thinking of you. May your memories bring you comfort and the promise that you will see Mr.James again in Heaven. Randy & Ronda MIller
#6 Wayne & Lanel 2012-07-28 14:38
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne & Lanel Crawford
#5 Marie Wise 2012-07-28 14:01
We are so sorry to hear about uncle James passing. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Chris, Marie, Meagen and Morgan
#4 Wilson Senn 2012-07-28 14:00
When I would go in to Hamm's and tell Mr. Dawkins I needed one of "them there thingamajiggs"...he knew exactly what I was talking about. I can only imagine how wonderful of family person and close friend he was. I extend my sympathy to all of you.
#3 Nadine Amick 2012-07-28 11:42
Allene sorry to learn about th loss of your spouse. Have you in my thoughts and prayers Nadine Counts Amick
#2 wanda livingston 2012-07-28 11:39
Mrs Allene, Mark and myself want you to know that we are very sadden with the news of Mr James. I know how close the two of you were and I know that the days that follow will be very sad and difficult. But Mrs Allene I know you are one of the strongest people I know. We love you and you will be in our hearts and all our prayers. I'm just a telephone call away if you need anything.
With sadden hearts,
Mark and Wanda Livingston
#1 Kimberly Plemmons 2012-07-28 11:36
Aunt Allene, Jimmy, Renae, Wade and families,
We were shocked to hear Uncle James passing. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We sure missed our Uncle James. May you all find comfort! We love you, Aunt Allene and families. Kimberly, Michael, Hannah and Ashley Plemmons.