Debra L. Watkins

Debra L. Watkins

Debra Lou Keener Watkins, of Iron City, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at ECM Hospital unexpectedly at the age of 58.

Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon-2 p.m. at Rogersville Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow immediately in the chapel. Burial will be in the Piney Grove Cemetery, Mt. Zion community, at a later date.

Debbie was the owner of Debbie's Tidy Dog, a very proud member of the Shoals Praise and Worship Choir and a member of the Church of Christ.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Al and Hazel Keener; brother, Travis Keener; brother-in-law, Johnny Linville; and niece, Gayla Adams.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Watkins; sisters, Janie Linville and Ann Adams; brother, Dan (Teresa) Kenner; special aunt, Lucy Killen; mother-in-law, Edna Watkins; sisters-in-law, Donna (Fay) Parker and Paula (Keith) Stevenson; brother-in-law, Anthony (Kathy) Watkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Debbie found her niche in life when she opened Debbie's Tidy Dog. She truly loved her customers, but caring for their pets was what made her happiest. She never tired of trying to find loving homes for all homeless animals. She loved fostering animals for H.A.R.S.A. and believed all pets deserved loving homes. She will be greatly missed for her tireless effort.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to H.A.R.S.A. at 306 Knights Bridge Rd., Florence, AL 35630 or at the Shoals Praise and Worship Choir at P.O. Box 1734, Florence AL 35631-1734.

Funeral Home

Rogersville Funeral Home
18275 Highway 72 Rogersville, AL 35652
(256) 247-1090

Published in Florence Times Daily on Sept. 12, 2013