Owens Hamilton, 87 

CELINA-Funeral services for Owens Hamilton were held here Saturday, April 4, 2009.

Mr. Hamilton passed away March 29, 2009.

He was born March 1, 1922 in Celina to the late Clark and Edna Hamilton. He was an active member of the Freehill Church of Christ. He met Ethel Garrett, and they married and had four children. He was a U.S. Army veteran from World War II. He worked as a mechanic for the Ford Garage in Celina and later worked for the Windle Family Garage. He spent 25 years working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before retiring in 1987.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Ethel Hamilton; three brothers–Calvin, Gilbert, and Aldon Hamilton; four sisters–Thelma Andrews, Clorina Andrews, Eva Garrett, and Golda Tubbs; and granddaughter Teresa Andrews.

He is survived by four children–Thelma (Jack) Andrews, Mary Bartlett, Louis (Kathleen) Hamilton, and Naomi (George) Johnson; seven grandchildren–James, Neal, Diana Bartlett, Edward Hamilton, Jr., Patricia Andrews, Tonya Andrews, and Malcolm Hamilton; 11 great-grandchildren; special friends Rosa Walker and Jimmy Philpott; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina. Burial was in the Free Hill Cemetery.

Hall Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of arrangements.


Mary Lee Perdue, 57

CELINA-Funeral services for Mary Lee Perdue of Hestand (KY) were held here Wednesday, April 8, 2009.

Mrs. Perdue passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Monroe County Medical Center.

She was born July 3, 1951 in Celina to the late George William and Mary Olene (Williams) Westmoreland. She was a machine operator for Crotty Corp. and was affiliated with the Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Jimmy Westmoreland and sister Pamela Westmoreland.

She is survived by husband Dudley Hollin “Cotton” Perdue of Hestand; son William Clark Perdue of Bowling Green; daughter Tonya Lynn Lozier of San Antonio (TX); grandchildren Katie and Sam Perdue of Bowling Green; sisters Jackie Poindexter of Celina, Carolyn Alamond of Keithville (LA), Kathy Jennings of Cookeville, and Darlene Spears of Tompkinsville; brothers Freddie Westmoreland of Richmond (VA), Roger Westmoreland of Celina, and Bob Westmoreland of Grove (OK).

Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Serving as pallbearers were William Spears, Matthew Spears, Allen Westmoreland, Donnie Boone, Gordon Wagoner, and Robert Alamond.

Upton Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of the arrangements.


Jackie Nell Watkins, 68

CELINA-Funeral services for Jackie Nell Watkins of Swann Ridge Road in Clay County were held here Thursday, April 9, 2009.

Mrs. Watkins passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at the Cumberland River Hospital.

She was born June 6, 1940 in the Timothy Community to the late Greenie and Beatrice (Dubree) Meadows. She was a housewife and ran Spooky Nells. She attended the Monterey Community Church.

She is survived by husband Adrinan Pete Watkins; five daughters–Kathleen (Mike) Sigmon of Hickory (NC), Karyn Kelly of Rosenburg (TX), Patricia (John) Veremeule of Council Bluff (Iowa), Christina Kelly of Wilmington (NC), and Lynn Watkins of Fair Banks (AK); seven sons–Kenneth Lee Hicks of Hilham, Kenneth J. (Ann) Watkins of Texas, Micheal Dale (Dawn) Hicks of Chicago (IL), Timothy Wayne Watkins of North Carolina, Patrick Sean (Rita) Kelly of Texas, Mike Kelly of Livingston, and Timothy Duane Kelly of Celina; three brothers–Jimmy (Claudia) Meadows of Ohio, Billy (Dorothy) Meadows of Ohio, and Bobby (Barbara) Meadows of Atlanta (GA); 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two special cousins Bobbie Sue Hurst and Buddy Neely; five nieces; three nephews; and many friends at Spooky’s from the top of Cedar Hill.

Services were conducted from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Eddie Way and Ralph Shipley officiating. Burial was in the Donaldson Cemetery.

Hall Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of arrangements.