Martha Christine Simpkins Hawley of Pangburn passed away August 10, 2017 in Searcy. She was born in Settlement AR near Shirley on December 12, 1923 to Chester and Essie Brown Simpkins.


She was a 1942 graduate of Clinton High school and attended Harding University as well as beauty school.


In 1943 she married Judon Hawley a marriage that lasted 69 years until his death. She worked as a school teacher, at Boeing Aircraft, and a beautician but was primarily a homemaker as they traveled the country as pipeliners. She loved all sports especially baseball and her beloved St. Louis Cardinals.


She was baptized in the creek at Shirley at age 16 and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ her entire life.


She is preceded in death by her husband and daughter Donna Hawley Hall.


She is survived by her son Michael Hawley of Pangburn. Brother Jack Simpkins of Leslie two grandchildren Jeff Hall and Robin Hall Huggins (Gary) great grandchildren Taylor and Tyler Huggins all of Clinton.


Funeral will be Sunday August 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Pangburn Church of Christ with visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Henderson Cemetery in Pangburn.


Arrangements by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc