Services for Charles O'Neal Watkins, 52, East Fourth Street will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Babbage Funeral Home, with the Rev. N.A. Kirby officiating
Burial will be in Cave Spring Cemetery.
He died Friday at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, of natural causes.
A native of Todd county, he was born Dec. 31, 1945, the son of the late James Watkins Sr. and O'Neal Layne Watkins Brandon. He was a laborer and a member of St. John Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, James Watkins Jr., Hopkinsville, and eight sisters, Florine Wilkins, Dorothy Royster, Deloris Walsh, Loretta Davis, all of Hopkinsville, Chessie Mae Robbins, Newport New, Va., Mildred Sue Vandiver, Fayetteville, N.C., Sandra McGregor, Pembroke and Angela Thomas, Winter Park, Fla.
Kentucky New Era
Thursday June 11, 1998


Funeral Services for Gipp Watkins Held Here Monday The remains of Gipp WATKINS, who died at his home in
Hopkinsville Saturday, April 8, were brought to Cadiz last Monday for interment at East End Cemetery.
Mr WATKINS, who was born at Wallonia the son of Mr and Mrs. Hezekiah Watkins in 1876 was a traveling salesman until ill health in recent years forced him into retirement.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and was an active member in the affairs of that church.
His last rites were conducted at the Wood-Fuqua & Davis Funeral Home Monday, with Dr. A.R. Kasey pastor of the First Methodist Church and Dr. P.C. Walker pastor of the First Baptist Church.
He was a member of a family that was prominent in the local history prior to the days when our county was designated as Trigg.
He was married to Miss Elizabeth Edwards of Cadiz who only lived a few years after the marriage and it was by her side he was laid to rest at East End Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife Mrs Bivian W. Watkins, a sister Mrs Jack Hall, two nephews Jack Wall Jr, and J.B. Watkins. (Hall and Wall are both noted in names -
possibly error)Cadiz Record Apr 1944


End Came On October 24th To Mrs. George W. Watkins Formerly of Wallonia Date about 1925.


Was Seventy Six Years of Age and Had Lived in Texas For Forty Years. County Clerk George I Brandon received news a few days ago of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Lucretia Watkins, at Amarilla, Texas on the 24th of October.
Death came very suddenly. Mrs. Watkins having been ill only half an hour before her death.
Mrs Watkins was the wife of the late George W. Watkins, in this day a leading citizen of Wallonia section and who came within a very few votes of being elected County Court Clerk in Trigg County in about 1880. She moved to Texas with the husband in about 1885, and the husband died about 15 years ago.
She was back in Trigg county a few years ago on a visit and is still pleasantly remembered by many friends in the county.
She has a number of other relatives in this and adjoining
The surviving children are Mrs. Ella Short and Mr. Homer I Watkins,both of Texas.
Mrs. Watkins was a Methodist in religon and a devoted member of the church and a loyal follower of the Lowly Nazarine.
Burial took place at her former home, Aurora, Texas, which is known as Rome.About 1925 - Cadiz Record


Oscar B. Watkins, 85, Henderson, died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at his home.
A member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Henderson, he was a retired painter with McDonnell Douglas aircraft.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mattie C.; one daughter, Nellie Hunt of Henderson; one son, Oscar Wayne Watkins of St. Louis; one sister, Dora Varble of St. Louis; one brother, Charlie Watkins of Henderson; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Revs. Ferd Elfreich and Keith Griffin will officiate. Burial
will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.
The Henderson Gleaner
Feb 26, 1998


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