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Birdie Watson
Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home
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Birdie Louise Watson, of Covington, passed away December 24, 2013, at the age of 82. She loved playing bingo at Kroger and eating at Chick-Fil-A. She enjoyed traveling with the Porterdale Women’s Club and attending church at Christ Cornerstone Church. Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Watson; parents, Ira and Maudie Parkes; sister, Betty Allgood; and brothers, Joe Parkes and Carlton Parkes.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Ricky Allgood of Rutledge and Vickie and Donnie Hamlin of Covington; grandchildren, Michael Allgood, Rodney Allgood, Scott Allgood, Melissa Howle, Donnie Hamlin Jr., Cindy Hamlin; great-grandchildren, Emily, Kaylee, Zachary, Mary Kate, Sadie, Zoe, Katie, Hannah, Noah, Hunter, and Casey; sister, Nettie Skinner of Covington; and nephews, Danny Parkes, Larry Skinner and Robin Skinner.

Funeral services for Mrs. Watson will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd St., Covington, with the Rev. Wilburn M. Hill officiating, and interment following in Porterdale Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 27. Flowers accepted, or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, Ga., 30605, 706-549-4893. To place online condolences, visit