A private family burial will be held at Cassville Cemetery in Cassville.
Mrs. Watkins died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at a local facility, following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 22, 1925, in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late Marlor and Sally Ivester Benfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Edward Watkins, and two brothers, Wilmer and Cosby Benfield.
Mrs. Watkins was a member of Cassville Methodist Church, Cassville, and attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Clarkesville.
She was also a member of The Morning Glory Bible Study. Mrs. Watkins retired from Premier Yarns in 1992.
Survivors include her son, Benny Edward Watkins of Carterville; sisters, Audrey D. Dixon and Doris Sims, both of Clarkesville; brothers, Curtis and Lewis Benfield, both of Hollywood and Larry Benfield of Demorest; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to: The Morning Glory Bible Study, C/O Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 510 Hollywood Hills, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
Those wishing to express condolences to the Watkins family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
July 12 2013