Originally created 03/09/06

Mr. Ernest Watkins, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Ernest Lee Watkins, Sr. of Broad St. husband of the late Mrs. Verdrey Mae Barfoot Watkins. Entered into Tuesday March 7, 2006 at the residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. from the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Pastor Mark Taylor officiating, interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. Mr. Watkins was a native of Emanuel County, Ga.. He was a member of the Friendship United Methodist Church and the Adult Sunday school class. He was retired from DuPont and had worked for many years at Kroger. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eben Brown and Minnie Mae Kight Watkins. Survivors include, sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest "Peanut" Watkins, Jr., Coleman Brown "CB" and Wanda Watkins, Larry Donald and Darlene Watkins, David Thomas and Alice Watkins, Steve Anthony and Donna Watkins, all of Augusta; one sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Wiley McNair of Harlem; his devoted friend, Alice Hardin of Augusta, seventeen grandchildren and twenty one great-grandchildren. Grandsons and Nephews will serve as Pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church 3027 Tobacco Road Hephzibah, Ga. 30815. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Ga. 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle March 9, 2006