Doris Jean Watkins: Obituary


Mrs. Doris Jean Watkins age 83 of Ellijay died Tuesday June 12, 2018.

Mrs. Watkins was born November 26, 1934, in Holden W. VA the daughter of the late Merle Morris and Berdie Davis Maynard. She worked as a nurse’s aid for many years with the Gilmer Nursing Home and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Buckhorn Baptist Church. Her husband; James Watkins and son Billy Watkins preceded her in death.

Survivors include; children and spouses, Gary and Tammy Watkins, Ellijay, Larry “Bozie” and Donna Watkins, Ellijay, Diane Pierce, Mineral Bluff, Kenneth and Tammy Watkins, Jasper, Darrell Watkins, Ellijay, daughter-in-law; Cindy Watkins, Ellijay, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, brothers; Benjamin Shepard, AZ, Billy Shepard, FL, Daniel Shepard, OH, Thomas Shepard, OH, sisters; Virginia Arbt, FL, Barbara Keith, TN, Gloria Troiano, FL

Funeral services will be held Saturday June 16, 2018 at 2:00pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Hood, Rev. Brian Hensley and Rev. Adam Banks officiating.

Interment will be in the Salem Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Friday from 2:00pm until 9:00pm at the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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