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Friends and family joined to celebrate the life of BESSIE M. HACKNEY at a graveside service at Danville Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Scotty Elswick officiating; visitation was at 10:30 a.m. It is with sad hearts that we let her go but joyful that she now rests in the arms of her savior Jesus, the Christ. She departed this world August 14, 2020, at 12:11 p.m., surrounded by her children. The daughter of the late Bertie K. Senter and Olive M. Buchanan, preceded in death by her brother, Bertie Senter Jr. Also preceding her in death are three of her children, Marlene F. Hawks, Nyoka M. White and Dave E. Hawks. Born April 10, 1938, graduate of Van High School. Married the late Billy L. Hawks and mothered seven children. Those that remain are Bill Jr. Hawks of Wharton, W.Va., Curtis D. Hawks (Brenda) of Soak Creek, W.Va., Rhonda L. Hawks of Danville, W.Va., Chester A. Hawks of Claremont, N.C.; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Her siblings who remain are Billie Moore of Mansfield, Ohio, Sandra Roy (Richard) of Newberry, Ohio, and Alvin Clarence Senter (Mary Jane) of Fairfax, Va. Bessie remarried the late Arthur “Hacksaw” Hackney. Bessie lived a simple life; she loved her children and lived life to the fullest. She worked in the public and was known by most everyone who lived up Pond Fork. She worked at the Spoon for many years as well as Price’s Service Station. She attended Barrett Church of the Nazarene where she was a member and loved attending Secret Pals. Bessie left her mark on her community. People speak of her kind, generous heart and how she was like a mother to so many who walked in her doors with her children. Handley Funeral Home in Danville, W.Va., is assisting the family. You may express your condolences to the family at