Vicye Laverne (Mercer) Watkins

Born: Sat., Sep. 18, 1926
Died: Sun., Dec. 16, 2012


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 19, 2012
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Wed., Dec. 19, 2012
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Vicye Laverne Watkins, age 86, of Swainsboro, GA on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Emanuel County Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating and Wayne Page assisting.

Interment will be in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday,  December 19, 2012 from 1:00 PM till time of service.

Pallbearers are Dwayne Edwards, Dustin Watkins, Steven Edwards, Matt Edwards, Bill Hackle and Tyler Williamson.

Mrs. Watkins was born in Cairo, GA, a homemaker and an ordained minister.  She was a member of the Spring Hill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband: G. E. Watkins, parents: Marvin and Dessie Edwards Mercer, sisters: Mary Malphus, Victoria Knaggs, Oppie Outz, Vonnie Hunter, and brother: Alfred Arnsdorff.

Survivors include:

Two Brothers-in-Law:  Glen Watkins (Tammy) of Swainsboro, GA, Herbert Fort (Darlene) of Grovetown, GA

Numerous nieces and nephews

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. Laverne Watkins of Swainsboro, GA.


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Patsy H Kersey
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
Our thoughts and prayera are with all of you at this time. May you find comfort and peace at now and the days ahead.

Wayne and Patsy Kersey