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Jenny Lou Watkins, 81

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Watkins, Jenny Lou Watkins, 81, of Decherd, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Willows of Winchester. She was a homemaker and licensed practical nurse who did volunteer nursing for the American Red Cross and Good Samaritans. Mrs. Watkins was a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Harmony for 71 years.  Preceding her in death were parents, George Roger Gibbs and Beuna Vista Kelly; brothers Bill, George and Jackie Gibbs; and sister, Betty Gibbs. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Riley Watkins; children Richard (Ilvia) Watkins of Atlanta, Ga., Elizabeth (Charles) Bratten of Franklin County and Cindy (Lynn) Yates of Winchester; grandchildren Jennifer Phillips, Bo Toft, Eric Toft, Ricky Watkins and Laurie Watkins; great-grandchildren Sara Bean, Noah Bean and Kelsey Toft; and sisters Patsy Morris and Martha Weir. Visitation was held Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Joe Butler and Rev. Buddy Alverson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Garner Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.