Katherine Hawks Abbott

May 24, 1923October 28, 2010

Katherine Hawks Abbott, 87, of Lynchburg, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was married to Julian Morris Abbott for 44 years before he passed away.

Katherine was born on May 24, 1923 in Bedford County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Annie and Willie Hawks. She retired as a supervisor from Imperial Reading after 39 years of service. Katherine was a member of Forest United Methodist Church for 67 years. Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Dottie Mae Coleman, and her brother Carl Hawks.

Katherine is survived by her daughter, Sandra A. Ooten; and her son J. Maurice Abbott, Jr., and his wife Ruth; her two sisters: Geraldine Hatcher, and Janet Farish; her three grandchildren: Timothy Abbott, Mark Ooten, and his wife Kelly, and Mary Ooten; her great-grandson, Logan Ooten; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Virginia Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Burleigh officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 29, 2010 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and other times at the home of her son, J. Maurice Abbott, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Forest United Methodist Church, 1150 Burnbridge Road, Forest, VA 24551, 434-525-4025.

Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Timberlake Chapel is serving the Abbott family.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 30, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, October 29, 2010

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Maria Croft

November 22, 2010

Sandra, Maurice and Families - we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have such fond memories of time spent with your family in Forest during our "growing-up" years. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With love - Billy & Maria

Sherry Richardson

November 1, 2010

Sandra & Family- I was saddened to hear about the passing of your mother, she was a very sweet person.I know what it is like to loose a parent, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May God Bless you all.

October 31, 2010

You are in our thoughts and prayers.May God keep you wrapped in his Loving Arms during this very sad time.
Rick,Melissa,Katie and Hannah Burnett

marshall&sylvia shuff

October 29, 2010

may god bless her.