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Gladys V. Watkins, 89

OCT. 31, 1921-SEPT. 18, 2011

September 19, 2011
  • Gladys Virginia Watkins
Gladys Virginia Watkins

Gladys Virginia Watkins, 89, of Maple Avenue, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at her home.

Born Oct. 31, 1921, in Ridgeville, Md., she was the daughter of the late John William and Murtie Virginia (Cutsail) Bennett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl C. Watkins, on Oct. 23, 1998.

She attended Mount Airy area schools.

She was employed by Price Electric of Frederick, Md.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Smithsburg.

She loved classic country and bluegrass music.

She is survived by son, Gary Watkins and wife, Sharon, of Smithsburg; grandson, Bobby Watkins of Smithsburg; niece, Nancy Abicht and husband, Ernest, of Hagerstown; nephew, Robert L. Bennett and wife, Diane, of Mount Airy; and four great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by brother, Roland A. Bennett; and niece, Patricia Whisner.

Services will be Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, with Pastor Mark Mooney officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mount Airy.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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