Watkins, Berlin B.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Berlin Watkins, 88, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, November 5, 2012 at her home.  

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Greater Friendship Primitive Baptist Church with Elder James Penny officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The body will lie in state after noon on Monday, Nov. 12, and the family will receive friends from 7–8 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.




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