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John “Johnny” Walter Hawthorne, 89, lifelong resident of Cadiz, passed Dec. 6, 2013 at UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born in Cadiz on Jan. 1, 1924, a son of the late Alva Beatty Hawthorne and Wilhelmina Daughtery Hawthorne.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters: Betty Jane Hawthorne and Helen V. Hawthorne Bush; brother David Beatty Hawthorne on Oct. 1, 2012, brothers-in-law Rev. Neil Brown and J. Robert Jay.

Friends will be received Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 East Market Street, Cadiz with Rev. Paul J. Ellerick Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery.

At Johnny’s request, no flowers please, but you can send a memorial contribution to Franklin Museum, New Athens, Ohio.

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A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.