2007-01-31 / Obituaries


Cherry Pitt Watkins, 58, of Bainbridge, died Friday, January 26, 2007, at Emory University Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Internment will occur in Grand Rapids, MI.Watkins was born April 7, 1948, in Grand Rapids, MI, then moved to Marianna, FL, for about 10 years. She also lived in Havana, FL, for 10 more years before moving to Bainbridge three years ago. She was a member of the Protestant church and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her father, Robert Pitt of Alto, MI; her husband, Robert James Watkins of Bainbridge; two daughters, Dawn Marie Conto of Boca Raton, FL, and April Watkins of Tallahassee, FL; three sons, Roger (Debra) VanderHeide II of Bainbridge, Scott Lewis (Debbie) VanderHeide of Dothan, AL, and Adam (Cynthia) Watkins of Greenwood, FL; one sister, Pearl Marshall of Grand Rapids, MI; one brother, Robert Pitt of Grand Rapids, MI; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Jones Pitt.

Cox Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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