Ben Hawkins

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Tracy Allen Har­man

Tracy Allen Har­man, son, brother, un­cle, hus­band, dad, friend, Doodad, died on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, 2017.

Tracy was born in Bow­don Hos­pi­tal on Septem­ber 28, 1953 to Ge­orge Emory and Ruby Mil­dred Mar­low Har­man. He had one brother, Charles Emory, who pre­ceded him in death.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Vir­ginia Bar­row Har­man, and their chil­dren: Ginni Har­man Poole (hus­band Dustin and chil­dren Evan Tracy and Ella Rose), Kather­ine Tracy Har­man, and Wil­liam Ed­ward Har­man; ex­tended fam­ily and a wealth of friends.

Tracy was at his hap­pi­est when sur­rounded by his fam­ily, when all of his chil­dren were home where he firmly wished they could stay, even as he gave them the wings and the good com­mon sense they would need “out there.”

Tracy’s ab­so­lute joy was his grand­chil­dren, Evan and Ella. When he first learned he was to be a grand­fa­ther he chose his own grand­dad name and since the birth of that first grand, he has been “Doodad.”

Tracy loved to be out­doors. He hunted, fished, rode horses, hiked, camped, and en­joyed na­ture from Ge­or­gia to Alaska. He was a gui­tar player, loved to read, and he had to have the grass cut JUST SO. He fried the best turkey in the world. He tried to be a world class cur­mud­geon but had a soft spot, es­pe­cially for an­i­mals and he em­braced ev­ery stray an­i­mal that wan­dered into his yard and ev­ery an­i­mal his kids and sis­ter-in-law sneaked home.

PHILADELPHIA — For­mer Ea­gles wide re­ceiver Ben Hawkins died on Mon­day, the team said. He was 73.

A third-round pick of the Ea­gles in 1966, Hawkins spent eight of his nine NFL sea­sons in Philadelphia, where he played 102 games (67 starts) from 1966-73. He is tied for ninth in team his­tory in re­ceiv­ing TDs (32), 10th in re­ceiv­ing yards (4,764) and 19th in re­cep­tions (261). His sin­gle-sea­son ca­reer high of 1,265 re­ceiv­ing yards in 1967 is the fifth-best mark in team his­tory.A for­mer stand­out at Ari­zona State from 1962-66, Hawkins later went on to coach in the USFL for the Ari­zona Out­laws and San An­to­nio Gun­slingers.

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