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 and Ridgeview Baptist Church (1850 E Huntsville Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72701).


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    Judy Drummond » 06. May, 2013

    Everett and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Doris was a wonderful lady, she was in our family along time, and will be missed by all who knew her. Praying for God to give you comfort and peace and keep you thru this hard time, it is not easy, but with God’s grace you can go on.

    Norma burns and Family » 06. May, 2013

    We are so very sorry to hear about Doris. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

    Beverly & Troy Stout » 06. May, 2013

    Everett we send our Sympathy to you and your family. May it comfort you to know that we were so sorry to hear of your loss of your dear, sweet Doris. You`re in our thoughts and prayers, now and the days to come.

    John & Linda Graves » 06. May, 2013

    Everett and Family,
    Although we only met Doris a few times, it was always such a pleasure to visit with her.
    May the wonderful memories each of you have of Doris help fill the hole in your heart.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. God Bless.
    John and Linda

    Jack and Leah Hale » 07. May, 2013

    Everett and family, we are so sorry to hear about Doris.She was always smiling and laughing.She will be missed in the lives of many people.She was a dandy…

    Judy Davis » 07. May, 2013

    Everett, I received an email from Pat this morning letting me know about Doris’ passing. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Doris as a loving mother and wife, and a very hard worker. May God wrap His loving arms around you, Steve, Chris and your family, and comfort you as only He can do. I Peter, 5 verse 7.


    Jarrellyn Davis Martin and Family » 07. May, 2013

    Everett and family,
    So sorry to hear that Doris passed. Praying for comfort and peace to help you through this painful time. Doris was truly a wonderful lady and will be missed.
    Jarrellyn and Michael Martin and family

    Earl & Rose Underhill » 07. May, 2013

    We are very sorry for your loss and we want you to know that you are in
    our thoughts and prayers.

    glenda » 07. May, 2013

    Everett, Chris and Stephen
    so very sorry for your loss. we visited with Doris at Greenland Church a couple of weeks ago and she was the same old Doris. we had some good time together during basketball season when Chris and Josh played. She was always funny and up beat, going to miss her. Our prayers are with you all, God bless.
    Max and Glenda Langham

    Randy & Linda Bradley » 07. May, 2013

    We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

    Joyce, Darrel and Linda » 07. May, 2013

    We are so very sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Earline Dixon » 07. May, 2013

    Everett, our sympathy to you and your family at this time of your loss. We know God will strengthen you now and always.

    Bill Short » 07. May, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. It has been a great shock, but I like to remember her for the big smile on her face. She was the hardest worker who ever worked for me.

    My thoughts are with you.


    Charlie & Becky Wilson » 07. May, 2013

    Everett and Family: We are sorry to hear of your loss. Doris was a very special lady. Our love and prayers are with you.

    Patti Stinnett » 08. May, 2013

    I was honored to know Doris for over 30 years. I have been her hairstylist for that long as well at Dimension Salon. She always spoke of her children and grandchildren in the most loving way. She was always pleasant and had a smile. I will miss her as a customer and friend. My sympathies to the family. You have temporarily lost a dear wife, mom, grandmother, sister, mother-in-law and friend. You will all see each other again in God’s time. May God bless all of you with his comfort, peace, promises and love as only He can.

    Peggy Baker » 08. May, 2013

    Words can not express the sympathy I feel for your loss. May God comfort all of you at this difficult time. God’s gift of memories will comfort you more than you know. Doris will always reside in your hearts.

    Tessa Latta » 08. May, 2013

    Dear Chris and family,
    Please know how very saddened I am for the loss of your beloved mom/Doris. I send you my deepest condolences for you and for your family. I can’t imagine how you are going through this tough moment. May God provide you the strength you need to cope with this difficult situation. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    My love and sympathy to you,


    Melissa Hipps Moss » 08. May, 2013

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Last year I saw sweet Doris for the first time years, she had a big smile and hug for me. I always enjoyed seeing her smiling face at the school! She was an absolute blessing to so many, and will truly be missed.

    Tisha Brooks Boscia » 09. May, 2013

    Everett and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven got a lot sweeter! Doris was a wonderful lady and I am going to miss visiting with her during tax time. Much love to you Everett!!

    Herald & Linda Barnes » 09. May, 2013

    We were so sorry to hear Doris had passed away. We worked with her at Kearney. She was a wonderful lady and she will be missed. Our loving thoughts are with her family.

    Pat Sampanes » 19. May, 2013

    Everett, i was so sorry to hear about Doris passing. I only got to meet her a few times, but know that had I lived closer to you we could have been friends. When I told mother the news, she expressed sadness and said “Oh, I really liked her”. My thoughts are with you.