From a special section of the Waldron News newspaper of 23 April 1981, consisting of interviews of Scott County citizens 80 Years of age and over. The interviews were done as part of a celebration of the Bank of Waldron's 80th anniversary.


Dovie (Taylor) Hawkins has lived in Scott County for 71 years. She is now 82 years of age and she was born November 14, 1898 in Parks, AR. Her parents were Guin Taylor and Allie (Banks) Taylor. She lived in Parks for 23 years, moving to Oklahoma for 12 years, then back to Parks for 3 more years and then moving to the Winfield community for 35 years, living there until she went to Pinewood Nursing Home, where she now resides. She was married to Tip M. Frost, who passed away in 1933, then to John P. Hawkins who passed away in 1972. She has three children - Alvanue (Mrs. Thurlo) Davis of Waldron, Robbie Buchenan of Oakland, Calif., and Thurman Fay Frost of Oakland, Calif. She attended school in Parks, at what was formerly called Dooley School. She is a Primitive Baptist. Mrs. Hawkins has an outstanding memory of when her grandfather, W.T. Banks, who bought a new car and gave her her first ride in a car. She also remembers everyone working very hard and not having the many conveniences we have today that makes it much easier. After working hard all week, Sunday was a day of rest, as people came for miles to church in wagons, buggies, or on horseback. Neighbors and friends were always ready to help in times of need. She states, "Those were the 'good old days,' but we are living in good times now. We still have wonderful friends and some of the best people anywhere are the girls right here in Pinewood, who take such good care of us.

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