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Texas Democrats mourn the passing of Kathleen Hawkins

Austin, TX-- On March 15, 2017, Kathleen Hawkins of Buna, the former dean of the State Democratic Executive Committee and Jasper County Democratic Chair, passed away.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Buna, Texas.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at First United Methodist Church in Buna with burial at Kirbyville Cemetery.

Texas Democratic Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Kathleen was a Texas Democrat in every sense of those words. She served for over 20 years on the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee, at one point becoming the dean of our governing body.

“Most recently, she served as the Jasper County Democratic Chair and continued the fight joining the historic Women’s March in Austin, Texas.

“The Texas Democratic Party and all of our party leaders are sad to see our dear friend go, but we know she’ll be organizing angels in no time.”

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