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Alton Lee Watkins

February 1, 1922 October 15, 2011
Alton Lee Watkins
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Alton Lee Watkins, 89 of Elkmont, Alabama died on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama.Born Wednesday, February 1, 1922 in Elkmont, Alabama, he was the son of the late John Lawson Watkins and the late Winnie Lee Collins Watkins.He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII. He was a devoted husband and a friend to all. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: JB Watkins, Ed Watkins, and Fred Watkins, and one sister: Rachel Young.Surviving are his wife: Jewell Vickers Watkins of Elkmont, AL; brother, Frank Watkins of Athens, AL, sisters, Nina Ferguson of Tanner, AL, Ethel Butler of Columbia, TN and Lois Padgett of Franklin, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama with Bro. Mitch McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Sylone Cemetery, Elkmont, AL. Pallbearers will be Mike Brock, Dale Brock, Darryl Brock, Steve Watkins, Stanley Wales, Rick Watkins, Nick Watkins, and Mike Padgett.The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 17, 2011, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama.

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