Margie Price


Margie Hawkins Johnston Price, 99, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 18, 2018, at the family residence. 

She was the daughter of the late Pearl June Cochran Hawkins and James Burton "Jim" Hawkins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands: Thomas Lynn Johnston and Charles Price; her grandson, Zachary Michael Smith; sisters: Jessmarie Ballew, Wilma Sue Brock; and her brothers, Gerstal, Marvin, Vernon, J. B., Wincell, C. L., Kenneth and Julian Hawkins also preceded her in death. 

She worked on the "Manhattan Project"  in the 1940s in Oak Ridge.  This project produced the Atomic bomb.  Along with her husband Lynn, they owned and operated Concrete Crafts for many years.  She was a homemaker most of her life and a devoted caretaker of her family, whom she deeply loved!  She enjoyed the outdoors, including vacationing in Daytona Beach, working in her yard and vegetable and flower gardens and camping. 

She was a member of the Cloverleaf Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters: Rita Johnston, Sharon J. Smith and her husband, Mike, all of Cleveland; grandchildren: Ashley Smith, Amy Ownby and her husband, Ryan, all of Cleveland; great-grandson, Garrett Ownby of Cleveland; sisters: Velma June Randolph of Cleveland, Gladys Sampson and her husband, Bobby, and Ruth Ann Ledford, all of Old Fort; her brother, Waymon Hawkins of Cleveland; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted today, Feb. 20, 2018, at 6 p.m. from the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel with the Rev. Joseph A. Kemper officiating. 

Graveside services and interment will be conducted on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Fort Hill  Cemetery with Milburn, Ricky and Ray Hawkins, Ryan Ownby, Brence Mason and Harold Brock serving as casket bearers.  Honorary casket bearers will be Ed Hawkins, Leland Hawkins and Cecil Hawkins. 

The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

You may share your condolences with the Hawkins, Johnston-Price families at


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