SouthState Honors Veteran Banker’s Legacy with Branch Renaming
SouthState commemorates the legacy of Harvey Hawkins with a unique honor.The Fort Mill Dave Gibson branch will now be known as Fort Mill Harvey Hawkins in memory of the late city executive.
Hawkins passed away November 5, 2022, just days after his 25th work anniversary with the bank. In recognition of his many years of service and commitment to making each customer feel appreciated, SouthState leadership elected to rename his home branch.
“There will never be another like Harvey. He was an integral part of Consumer Bank,” says Kevin Blackwood, Piedmont regional president. “He valued each member of his team and never forgot a person’s name.”
Harvey was known around the community as a genuine, kind soul. Customers would drive by, see his trademark 1996 Dodge Dakota truck, and specifically come into the branch to talk with him. If they had two dollars or two million dollars, Harvey treated them equally.
Outside of the bank, Harvey also left an impact on his community of Fort Mill. He was a member of United Way of York County, the York County Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Mill Housing Authority.
The Fort Mill branch hosted a reception on May 5 to unveil a plaque in Harvey’s memory and give customers and employees the opportunity to share stories about him.
Surviving Harvey are his wife of 43 years, Kathleen O'Donnell Hawkins; two sisters, Helen Hawkins and Jean Farkas, both of Rock Hill; four nieces, Stacy (Justin) Lenarcic, Mandy (James) Gallagher, Katie Yates, and Meghan (Tom Chandler) Yates; two great-nephews, Davis and Harris Lenarcic; and his great-niece, Natalee Anne.