Josephine “Jo” Dixon Hawes, 68, of Mt. Ulla, N.C., passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023. Born September 14, 1955, in Henderson, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Allison James Dixon and Joyce Harrison Dixon.

Mrs. Hawes worked as secretary of Massey Septic Tank Co. She was a member of Back Creek Presbyterian Church in Mt. Ulla. Mrs. Hawes enjoyed crafts, making soap, reading, gardening, raising horses and Airedales. Jo enjoyed watching Nascar; her recent favorite driver was Ryan Blaney. She often helped with school functions and loved being a Nana. Mrs. Hawes loved her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she bragged about often.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Wilfred “Bill” Hawes; daughters, Jessie Hawes Graham and husband Chris and Frances “Fran” Barbara Hawes; and grandchildren, Dylan Salter, Randi Leigh Salter, Rylee Jo Graham and Rachel Graham.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Back Creek Presbyterian Church in Mt. Ulla.

Memorials may be made to Back Creek Presbyterian Church, 2145 Back Creek Church Road, Mt Ulla, NC 28125.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is proudly serving the family of Mrs. Hawes. Condolences may be made to the family at