Kala Elizabeth Hawkins

Tragedy struck the family of one of my co-workers and friends this week. The why is so unfathomable.

HAWKINS, KALA ELIZABETH – of Kodak, 13 years of age, the precious daughter of Chris and Tammy Hawkins went home Thursday, November 3rd to be with Jesus after a battle with Leukemia. Kala was a faithful member at Beech Springs Baptist Church. She will be sadly missed by: her parents; her sister, Kara; grandparents, Sam and Joy Hawkins; grandmother, Argile Bozeman; uncles and aunts, Larry and Maureen Cornett, David and Cindy Hawkins, Sammie Hawkins, Mike and Brenda Bozeman, Chris and Debbie Bozeman, Jackie Bozeman, Debbie Sewell, Melody Bozeman; and many cousins. The family greatly acknowledges and appreciates the love and support of friends from the Church, The Knoxville News Sentinel, Northview Middle – Beta Club, Basketball Team, and the Staff of Children’s Hospital and the Hematology Clinic. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 pm Saturday, November 5th with the funeral following at Beech Springs Baptist Church of Kodak. Internment, Sunday, 3:00 pm Beech Springs Cemetery. Reverend Wayne Stinnett and Reverend Gary Addington officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations are made to: The B.S.B.Church Building Fund, 337 West Mount Road, Kodak TN 37764; or Children’s Hospital Development Dept. PO Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901, designate Hemotogly/Onocology Clinic. Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, is in charge of arrangements.

I cannot comprehend the grief and sorrow of Kala’s parents and sister.
I hope this makes a little sense:
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
— Clyde Campbell
She surely will live in the hearts of many.


  1. Hi I was kala hawkins best friend. We did everything together, and we talked to each other about everything. I am in 8th grade, and I can’t imagine going through high school without her. She was the strongest most caring person, and I just wish I could figure out why it happened to her . I love you Tammy, Chris , and Kara

  2. Kala always loved to tell me about the bible, and how great it would be to be saved and baptized. She was saved August 9th 2001, and baptized august 19th 2001. I want everyone who reads this to know how much she meant to me and I love her with all my heart. I also love and respect the family I love you all. xoxoxoxoxox

  3. Kala was a great friend and her whole family was great. She is missed but we all know she deserves to be with Jesus She made an impact and we All love her and her family.

  4. Kala was an awesome person. She was beautiful inside and out. She is and always will be loved and “my lil sis”..

  5. kala was a very special person i don’t think anyone will ever be able to forget her and how sweet she was. she will always be loved and missed!

  6. It has been over a year now that kala has been gone. I cant believe that she is gone. I saw Her parents Tammy and Chris Hawkins and sister Kara Hawkins at DollyWood not too long ago, and I could hardly stand it. Every time I see or get around them I start crying. It is hardest to look at kara because she looks so much like her. I love and miss her so much words could not explain. Love always always Emily

  7. Well im in High School now, and it is harder than I thought it would be without kala I just feel out of place. I think about her and miss her all the time. Ilove you and miss you words could not explain. love Emily

  8. hi.im kala’s cousin and i miss kala sooo much and well im acually going to vistit my mimim and kara tomorrow morning
    all of my love goes to kala

  9. Well next year will be my senior year, and i just wish kala could be here so we could experience it together. Even though she hasnt been here in person she has always been with me in my heart. I miss you so much sweet angel and i love you.

  10. just though I would leave a comment to say how much I miss Kala. I didnt talk to her much but I do miss her and she was a great loss to everyone who ever met her.. she was an amazing person.. We miss you Kala

  11. Hey,
    I was one of Kala’s best friends in elementary school. I moved to Knoxville in the 5th grade, and lost contact. I graduation this past saturday, and i started to think about all the friends that i have had over the years. Kala was a great friend, and she leaves behind many great memories in my mind!Ill see you soon Kala, love cheyenne

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