Deloris “Doris” Ann Watkins, August 31, 1942 ~ May 4, 2013
Deloris “Doris” Ann Watkins, 70, of Fayetteville, Ark., died at her home on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Doris was born to Clyde and Thelma Smith in 1942 in Winslow, Ark., where she lived until age 12, when the family moved to Greenland. At 16, Doris married Everett Watkins, her husband of 53 years, and they moved to Fayetteville, where she worked at Cooper Industries (formerly Kearney Company) for 44 years and raised her children.
Doris is survived by her husband, Everett; two children, Stephen Watkins of Denver, Col., and Christopher Watkins of Farmington, Ark.; six grandchildren, and one great grandchild, as well as three brothers (Robert Smith of Little Rock, Eddie Smith and Joe Smith of Greenland) and two sisters (Wilma Buck of Alpine and Carol Kinion of Greenland).
Doris will be remembered by her family and countless friends for her tireless service and selfless generosity.
Visitation will be held at Beard’s Funeral Chapel from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at Ridgeview Baptist Church Chapel on Wednesday, May 8, at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the Ozarks (1020 South One Mile Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701, or online at http://www.hsozarks.thebelfordgroup.com/GiftShopDonate.aspx) and Ridgeview Baptist Church (1850 E Huntsville Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72701).
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