July 31, 1932-

June 3, 2021

Helen Lois Hawley, 88, of Leland, N.C., passed away on June 3, 2021.

Helen was born on July 31, 1932, to the late William Ernest and Helen Harrison Swaringen in Buffalo, N.Y.

Helen was married to the late William Oates “Bill” Hawley on Aug. 18, 1962. She graduated from High Point College and was a music teacher in the public school system in Goldsboro, N.C.

She is survived by her children William Cameron Hawley (Susan), Boyd Harrison Hawley (Kellee), and Sarah Hawley Powell (Dean); her grandchildren, Anna Hawley, Meredith Hawley, Paige Hawley, Zack Powell, Ashley Powell, Kerry Shimfessel (Adriane), and Carly Campbell (Chris); and her great-grandchildren, Lilly Shimfessel and Parker Campbell.

Friends and family may share memories and condolences with Helen’s family and find service information at www.wilmingtoncares.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a donation to be made in Helen’s memory to the United Way of the Cape Fear area.

Arrangements are by Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 525 Village Road, Leland, N.C., 28451.