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July 17, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Slater Market in Watts was closed Tuesday, and the small yellow stucco house behind it was unusually quiet. The owner of the two, a man who became a local celebrity for standing up to a neighborhood gang, was being buried. As several limousines and a motorcycle escort from the funeral procession for James Henry Hawkins Sr. slowly passed the market on Imperial Highway at Slater Street, Rick Scoggins watched while eating a hamburger outside a neighboring fast-food stand. "Sure I knew him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Slater Market in Watts was closed Tuesday, and the small yellow stucco house behind it was unusually quiet. The owner of the two, a man who became a local celebrity for standing up to a neighborhood gang, was being buried. As several limousines and a motorcycle escort from the funeral procession for James Henry Hawkins Sr. slowly passed the market on Imperial Highway at Slater Street, Rick Scoggins watched while eating a hamburger outside a neighboring fast-food stand. "Sure I knew him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Henry Hawkins Sr., who won fame for his gun-toting defense of his family's Watts businesses and neighborhood against gang members, has died. He was 80. The patriarch of the once-embattled family died Thursday of prostate cancer, his son Elton said Friday. He was taken from his home on Slater Street to Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Henry Hawkins Sr., who won fame for his gun-toting defense of his family's Watts businesses and neighborhood against gang members, has died. He was 80. The patriarch of the once-embattled family died Thursday of prostate cancer, his son Elton said Friday. He was taken from his home on Slater Street to Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
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