Watkins, Willie Carl, Sr.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Willie Carl Watkins, Sr., 68, died on November 2, 2012. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 am. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the funeral home chapel.  

The body will lie in state after noon on Friday, Nov. 9, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.


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