Mary Ruby Gilmer Watkins

Services for Ms. Mary Ruby Gilmer Watkins were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Wade Phillips and Rev. John McDonald officiated.
Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Ms. Mary Ruby Gilmer Watkins, age 89, of Sebastopol passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Survivors include two daughters, Myra Bankston and husband Billy of Union and Susan Jackson and husband Anthony of Union.
Six grandchildren, Daniel Bankston and fiance Cindy of Madison, AL; Kyle Bankston and wife Kristen of Lake; Kelly Copeland and husband Justin of Philadelphia; Emily Jackson of Sebastopol; Zachary Jackson of Sebastopol; and Julia Jackson of Sebastopol.
Four great-grandchildren,  Parker Cruz Bankston, Sailor Bankston, Asher Bankston and Brody Copeland.
Ones sister, JoAnna Thornton of Texas. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Ms. Watkins was preceded in death by her parents, Spear and Vernie Gilmer; husband, Uhl Watkins and eight siblings.
Pallbearers were Daniel Bankston, Kyle Bankston, Zachary Jackson, Justin Copeland, Jim Phillips and Joe Breedlove. Honorary Pallbearers were Parker Cruz Bankston and Brody Copeland.


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