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 Kathleen <I>O'Shields</I> Watkins

Kathleen O'Shields Watkins

Birth
Boiling Springs, Barnwell County, South Carolina, USA
Death 17 Oct 2015 (aged 102)
Burial Panama City, Bay County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 153867428 · View Source
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Mrs. Kathleen O'Shields Watkins, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

She had just celebrated her 102 birthday. She had been a resident of the Washington Rehabilitation Nursing Center in Chipley since 2006 after returning from Texas. Mrs. Watkins was also known as "Granny" at the Panama City location of JCPenney's before she retired in 1973. She was born in Boiling Springs, SC on September 2, 1913, to Wilson and Mae O'Shields.

Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her husband Frank B. Watkins, Sr.; a son, Frank Watkins, Jr.; grandsons, Alan Watkins and Michael H. Clark, Jr.

Kathleen and Frank were members of First Baptist Church of Panama City for many years where Kathleen was a Sunday school teacher for the little ones. Before moving to Texas in 1973 they were also members of West Side Baptist Church in Panama City.

Mrs. Watkins is survived by her son, Wayne Watkins and wife Cynthia; daughter, Carolyn Clark and husband Mike Clark, Sr.;daughter-in-law, Naomi Watkins, wife of Frank, Jr.; 17 grandchildren, Robert Clark and wife Katie, Linda Clark, wife of Michael Clark, Jr., Timothy Clark, Joel Clark, Sr. and wife Sherry, Lisa Bushman, Gina Clark, Karen MacSweeney and husband Bryan, Margo Dillon and husband Pat, Sherry Ladner, Michelle Watkins, Zane Watkins and wife Laura, Eric Watkins Flowers, Nathan Watkins Flowers and wife Emma, Elizabeth Cocobella and husband Frank, Brandy Baxter and Jeremy Baxter; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Kathleen had several five generation families within her family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Chipley. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery, Panama City. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at www.southerlandfamily.com.

Panama City News Herald, Oct 21, 2015


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  • Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153867428
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kathleen O'Shields Watkins (2 Sep 1913–17 Oct 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153867428, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Panama City, Bay County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 48115733) .