Connie Watkins Hodges, 58, of Carthage, died Saturday, June 19, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 


A native of Moore County she was a daughter of Charles Edward and Norma Boles Watkins. Connie was a graduate of Pinecrest High School and Sandhills Community College. She worked as a transcriptionist for FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital for many years.  She loved all kinds of animals; riding horses, bird watching; but especially cats, having many pets over the years. Connie also loved music, playing the guitar and singing with her brother. Her family was very important to her. Connie was preceded in death by sister: Deana Watkins Godfey; brother: Charles ‘Eddie” Watkins Jr.. 


In addition to her parents she is survived by her niece: Katelyn Watkins; nephews: Andrew Coble, Charles Watkins III and many friends. 


A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, June 27, 2021  at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Pastor Gregg Newton.  The family will receive friends prior to the service in the Pleasant Hill Church Multipurpose Building beginning at 1:00 PM.  


Powell Funeral Home is serving the Watkins family. 


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  1. Connie was a very friendly and caring woman so sad she is gone prayers lifted 🙏for family and friends

  2. Connie, you were a good friend and I felt like you were a sister.. I will miss you.. my prayers are with your daughter, mother & father…. I am so glad your no longer suffering from the pain!!! I love you dear friend! ❤️

  3. Connie had a daughter with Danny Hodges. Her name is Sadie. She is a beautiful, sweet, lovely girl and she loved her mother. She was raised by Danny Hodges’ sister Karen and her husband Kenny. They gave Sadie a great and loving life but Sadie stayed in touch with Connie and had a good relationship with her also.

  4. I am praying for comfort for the family of Connie. She had such a sense of humor that I will never forget. Another angel in heaven now.

  5. Charles and Norma, so sorry to hear of the passing of Connie. Please know you are my thoughts an prayers. I remember Connie as a beautiful young lady. Sending love and blessings your way. Shirley

  6. Charles and Norma,
    I wanted to let you all know how sorry I am. Connie was a kind and wonderful person who will be missed very much. When I learned that she named her daughter after her Great Grandmother Sadie, I was very touched. I remember visiting Sadie when she lived with Nonnie. She made jelly and would give me a jar to take home. Anyway, Connie reminded so much of Nonnie and Sadie because they were such gracious ladies. Much love to you during this difficult time. Juanita Fortner Ammons

  7. I lost track of Connie on Facebook and just now checked back on her page to see if there was any word. I was so sad to see that she had lost her battle with cancer. We never met in person, but were connected by a love of the music of Leon Russell and Dr. John, cats, and similar opinions on many things. I looked forward to her Christmas cards. My condolences to her friends and family. Such a sweet person has been lost.

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