Services set for Blue Ridge HS grad killed in wreck

GREER, S.C. – Funeral arrangements have been set for a recent Blue Ridge High School graduate killed in a single-vehicle wreck early Friday morning.

Greenville County Coroner B. Parks Evans said 18-year-old Ethan River Hawkins was the driver of a 2003 Ford F-250 that left the roadway, rolling over multiple times and catching fire. 

The wreck happened around 2 a.m. Friday in the 3800 block of Jug Factory Road in Greer.

Hawkins, who was trapped inside the overturned truck, died at the scene, Evans said.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 29 from 2 - 3:45 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, located at 572 Mt. Lebanon Church Rd. in Greer. The funeral service, conducted by Rev. Ted Conwell and Rev. Eric Wooten, will be held at 4 p.m. Burial will follow in Wood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Nick Bruce, Will Farmer, Dillon Bull, Scout Sudduth, Clay Smith and Matthew Tooley. Honorary escort will be the Youth Department of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.

According to Greenville County Schools' officials, Hawkins was one of 11 recent graduates that never missed a day of school throughout his entire school career.

Online condolences for Hawkins may be expressed here.

The two other teens – ages 18 and 19 – were injured in the wreck that claimed Hawkins' life. They were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital, and their conditions are unknown.

Last modified onSunday, 29 June 2014 12:06