NICHOLSON - Hilder Elizabeth Palmer Watkins, 89, died Saturday, November 2, 2013 at her residence.
She was born in Nicholson, the daughter of the late William Oscar and Annie Sue Barnett Palmer. She was a Christian, member of River of Life Worship Center where she was also the church secretary, and worked for the Jackson Hearld Newspaper as the correspondent for the Nicholson news. Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Pete Watkins, Sr.
Survivors include sons, Don Watkins (Deborah), Commerce, and Lamar and Bryan Watkins both of Nicholson; granddaughters, Erin and Ashley Watkins, both of Commerce; brother, John Palmer, Nicholson; sisters, Myrtle Fouche, Nicholson, Lottie Grace Moore, Clearwater, Fla., Ruby Borkman, Alpharetta, and Linda Middleton, Orange Beach, Ala.; and a special friend and caretaker, Mary Wilson.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 4, at 2 p.m. from the River of Life Worship Center with Revs. Bobby Ivester, Dennis Kesler, and Howard Rhodes officiating. Interment will be in Howington Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the River of Life Worship Center, P.O. Box 364, Nicholson, GA 30565.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.