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Linda Faye (Altman) Watkins

October 4, 1953 ~ June 24, 2020 (age 66)


Mrs. Linda Faye Altman Watkins, 66, of Waycross, formerly of Blackshear, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020, at Harborview – Pierce County.

Born in Blackshear, GA on October 4, 1953, she had lived in Pierce County most of her life.  Mrs. Watkins had worked as a manager for Flash Foods (Five Points location) where she had received several awards including Manager of the Year.  She then went to work at Wal-Mart where she would retire as a front end manager.  For the last several years she had been a homemaker.  Mrs. Watkins loved to shop, listen to music, and watch Shark Tank and over the years she and her late husband, Jerry Rudolph Watkins, had enjoyed traveling - especially to the mountains.  She was a proud grandmother and dearly loved all of her babies.  Mrs. Watkins was of the Baptist faith.

She was a daughter of the late Jesse Columbus & Cleo Eason Altman.  In addition to her late husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Godwin Heintz; and a brother, Eddie Altman.

Survivors include her three sons, Britt (Pearlie) Watkins of Waycross, Timothy Watkins of Blackshear, and Chad Watkins (Josie Moore) of Blackshear; a brother, Gerald (Lynn) Altman of Blackshear; 7 grandchildren, Chelsea, Zeb, Carson, Jaycee, Ella, Eli, and Alayna; a great granddaughter, Jaralynn; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Watkins will be held Friday afternoon, June 26, 2020, at 4:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Blackshear City Cemetery.

Visitation for Mrs. Watkins will be held Thursday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.


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659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

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659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516

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