Watkins, Barbra

Barbra Gamblin Watkins, 96, of Paducah, KY passed away at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Superior Care Home. She was born in Paducah on April 12, 1924 to the late Ethel “Dutch” Gamblin and Lillian Frances Holland Gamblin. Barbra was retired from Sears, Roebuck and Company after 30 years of service in retail sales. She was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church.

Barbra is survived by her daughter, Carrole Anne Casey Vaught and husband, William of Kernersville, N.C.; step son, Fred Alan Watkins of Paducah, KY; grandchildren, John Vaught and Pete Vaught; great grandchildren, Rachael Head and husband, Austin, Brittany Vaught and Will Vaught; one great great grandchild, Aubrey Head.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Watkins; sister, Martha Sue Riley; two brothers, Rev. Bill Gamblin, Curtis Gamblin and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2020 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Dr. Dan Summerlin and Dr. Jeff Wallace officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Lone Oak First Baptist Church, 3601 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003.

We appreciate your help in maintaining state mandated Covid restrictions. This includes the minimum 6 feet of distancing within our facility at all times and the use of a mask.

You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

During this difficult time of Covid, you may show your support by joining the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a ballon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support. Please go to www.milnerandorr.com to send a hug.


Published 12:00 AM, Friday Jul. 31, 2020
Updated 11:07 AM, Saturday Aug. 01, 2020

Milner and Orr Funeral Homes

Milner and Orr Funeral Homes
120 Memorial Drive
Paducah, KY 42001

Phone:(270) 442-5100
Email: info@milnerandorr.com
Website: http://www.milnerandorr.com/

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