Mary Helen (Sammons) Watkins

Born: Fri., Sep. 11, 1925
Died: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Gumlog Primitive Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Mary S. Watkins, age 93, of Albany, GA on Monday, February 25, 2019, at Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald, GA.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Gumlog Primitive Baptist Church in Kite, GA, with Ross Powell officiating.

Interment will follow in the Gumlog Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Mrs. Watkins will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers: JB Travis, Zach Watkins, Michael Rambo, Greg Gaston. Steve Harding, Jason Handy, and Bruce Sammons

Mrs. Watkins was born September 11, 1925 in Kite, Johnson County, GA to the late Malvin and Naomi Tapley Sammons.  Being a very active individual she retired from Palmyra Medical Center and Massey Wholesaler, afterward continuing to work at Belk Department Store. Mrs. Watkins was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA and was a greeter there for many years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Barney Sammons of Wadley, GA.

Survivors include:

Three Children: Wayne Watkins (Deborah) of Birmingham, AL, Glenda Rambo (Bill)

and Larry Watkins (Connie) all of Albany, GA

Eight Grandchildren: Lori Watkins, Ivy Travis (J. B.), Betsy H. Burch (Steve), Lindsey Hill, Michael Rambo (Rachel), Michelle Speicher (Gregg), Brandi Norman (Tracy) and Zach Watkins (Megan).

12 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the  Sherwood Baptist Church, 2201 Whispering Pines Rd, Albany, GA 31707 or Gumlog Primitive Baptist Church, 42 Swain Creek Rd, Kite,  GA 31049

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Mary S. Watkins of Albany, GA.


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Jennifer Kane
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Lindsey & Family,

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. I hope this verse will bring you and your family comfort as it has to me.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

Kevin Walker
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019

AZALEA PLANT was sent by The Walkers.

Praying for the family from Texas. Love Kevin, Angie, Jennifer, Hannah and Hunter Walker.

White Family
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
Our condolences to the Wakins Family. We were sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you all the strength, comfort and peace you need, as we all wait on better days ahead (Revelation 21: 3, 4).