Funeral services for Irene Watson Kennedy, 91, of Ashburn, Ga. will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Perry Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn. Mrs. Kennedy died Tuesday at Tift Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Kennedy was born in Worth County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Alex & Minnie Ethel Moore Watson. She had lived in Turner County for over fifty years. She was a homemaker and was retired from Manhattan Shirt Company. She was a member of the Dakota Baptist Church and was the widow of the late Rome Kennedy.
She is survived by three sons and daughters in law, Claude and Carline Kennedy, Lake City, FL., George and Patty Kennedy, Ashburn, Ga. and Wayne & Pam Kennedy, Leslie, Ga. She is also survived by four daughters and sons in law, Ovis & Murray Mashburn, Opal Newsom and Mary & Royce Presley all of Ashburn, Ga. and Janet & Butch Tomlinson, Moultrie, Ga. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Kennedy is also survived by one brother, Charles Watson, Ashburn, Ga. and one sister, Izona Alligood, Ft. Walton Beach, Fl.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Perry Funeral Chapel.