OBITUARY

Dorothy Faye Watkin

April 28, 1933July 4, 2019
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Watkin, Dorothy Faye 86 of Knoxville, TN passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019. She was a Girl Scout Leader for over 20 years with Tanasi Girl Scout Council. Dorothy was a band Mom from 1970-1974 for Halls High School. She worked outside the home for several years at Halls Flower Shop and the Costume Shop at UT Clarence Brown Theater. Dorothy was also an avid bowler and a member of the Red Hat Society. Her most important role however, was being Mom to not only her family but the neighborhood too. Dorothy was preceded in death by loving husband of 59 years, David Watkin and parents, Herbert “Whitey” and Carrie Lee Emert Hollingsworth. She is survived by children, Sharon (John) Smith, David Watkin; grandchildren, Laura (Zach) Ben-Abdallah, Cydney Watkin; great granddaughter, Brittany Mitchell. Family will receive friends Monday, July 8th from 5-7pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home with funeral service following at 7pm. Private Graveside service will take place at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society.

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Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2019

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Sharon Watkin Smith

July 10, 2019

Just wish I had one more minute to tell you I love you to kiss cheek and hold your hand. The day before you slipped away I laid by your side, you twirled my hair around your fingers for one last time. You loved doing that when I was a child even in my teen years, and when my hair was long you wrapped it around my nose. The day you went to heaven I prayed a prayer you taught me long ago. “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take”. Night night my sweet mother.

Brittany Mitchell

July 7, 2019

My favorite memory was when I would go over to her house and the whole family would be there and we would have a big meal and just spend time together she was always someone who could lift you up when u where feeling down but she also was a strong woman that never gave up on her family she was an amazing grandmother and I will miss her I am glad I got to love her and hold her on her last days. At least she can finally rest easy and not hurt . I bet she is smiling and will look out for us

Laura Ben-Abdallah

July 7, 2019


You were the epitome of what an amazing grandmother is. Thank you for showing me how to find strength in struggles and how to handle tough obstacles with a sense of grace and dignity. I want you to know how grateful I am for all you have done and been for me in this life. You gave me some of the most incredible memories ANYONE could ever ask for. It was magical. Thank you for all the love you have given me. Thank you for your unconditional love. Thank you for loving me when I couldn’t love myself. Thank you for giving me more than I ever could have asked for. Thank you for taking care of me and for all the memories and moments we shared. Thank you for teaching me and laughing with me. Thank you for devoting your life to all of us. I love you so much. I love you more than you ever possibly know. I will see you again and I know you will be waiting on me with open arms. Many never have a chance to meet their heroes. I was lucky to have known mine and for that I am truly grateful, I only hope to do the best I can to make you proud. Sleep in peace my hero.

Carol Hamilton

July 6, 2019

I was so privileged to have known Dorothy , one of the sweetest Lady I have ever known. May she be at peace in her new home in Heaven for Eternity. We will miss her and her beautiful smile. May the family find peace and comfort and God’s blessings as time passes. God Blessings to all!

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