Austin Watkins

Austin Jay Watkins age 21, a former resident of Elba, AL died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Nashville, TN.  Funeral services will be held at Hayes Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, November 2, 2019 beginning at 2:00 PM with Rev. Phillip Adcock officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Baptist Church cemetery with Hayes Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at Hayes Funeral Home on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM. The family will be accepting flowers or ask those wishing to make memorials to do so to Hayes Funeral Home, PO Box 387, Elba, AL to help with funeral cost.                                                                           Austin was a 2016 graduate of Elba High School, and received a degree in diesel mechanics from Tennessee Tech. At the time of his death, Austin was serving as a district manager for pizza chain in Nashville.                                             Survivors include his mother - Lucy May Watkins, Elba, AL; brothers - Paul Cornwell, Chicago, IL, and Brantley Greg Watkins, Opp, AL; sister - Haley May Watkins, Elba; aunts - Lashelle (Timothy) Burleson, and Heather Watkins, both of Elba; uncles - John Watkins, Cookville, TN, and Michael Railey of Elba. Austin also leaves behind his fiance'- Ashley Odgen and they were anxiuosly awaiting the birth of their first child.

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