Phyllis Gibson Watkins, 62 of Big Island, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at her residence. She was born on Friday, Sept. 2, 1949 in Bedford Co., a daughter of the late George Buck Gibson and Mabel Ruth Goff Gibson. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Eldrich E. Gibson, Astor D. Gibson, Johnny Gibson and a sister, Lula M. Nicely. She attended Chestnut Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving is her husband, Earl Franklin Watkins; a brother, Alvin D. Gibson of Hardy; a sister, Sally B. Bowyer of Big Island. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Pastor William Tonkin and Pastor Bob Breeden officiating. Interment will follow in Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from June 20 to June 21, 2012