Doris Poole Watkins, age 96, a resident of Springmoor’s Stewart Health Center died June 4, 2009.
She was born in Virgilina, VA on July 4, 1912. She was the daughter of the late Charles Grey Poole and Mae Gregory Poole. She attended St. Mary’s Jr. College and UNCG, she then taught at the University of Alabama. After her marriage to Joseph Adams Watkins they lived in Oxford, NC. She was an active member of Oxford United Methodist Church until moving to Springmoor.
She is survived by her daughters, Jo Averett and husband Dan of Raleigh and Doris Lambeth and husband Charles of Charlotte; four grandchildren Anna A. Harris of Wilmington, Catherine A. Long and husband Darryl of Charlotte; Ellen Lambeth of Charlotte; and Perrin L. Gibson and husband Eric of Charlotte; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four siblings, J. Gregory Poole, Charles G. Poole, Jr., Thomas A. Poole, and Nell Poole Wall.
Graveside services will be held Sat. June 6, 2009 at 2:00 PM from Virgilina Cemetery, Virgilina, VA by the Rev. Phylis Mayo. They will receive friends following the graveside service.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Staff of Springmoor and especially those of the Stewart Health Center for the care she received.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School or the Oxford United Methodist Church, PO Box 757, Oxford, NC 27565.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan is in charge of services. Online memorials www.gnvfh.com select obituaries.