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Hazel Eleanor Arnett Watkins, July 18, 1917~January 20, 2015

Watkins, Hazel for PaperHazel Eleanor Arnett Watkins, 97, of Winslow, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Fayetteville.

She was born July 18, 1917 in San Antonio, TX. to John William Arnett and Ethel Eugene Farmer Arnett.  She married Amos L. Watkins in Fayetteville on September 18, 1937.  They celebrated 63 years of marriage and had three sons.

Hazel is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one son, Jerry Dwayne Watkins.

She was a member of the Blackburn Community Church where her husband, Amos served as pastor for many years.

She is survived by her oldest son, Johnny L. Watkins of Winslow; and son, Jimmie R. Watkins and wife, Jena of West Fork; three granddaughters, Shelly Perkins and husband, Brian of Bentonville; Christy Thomas and husband, David of Louisiana; and Jenny Johnson and husband, Dean of Winslow.  She also leaves six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Brentwood Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel with Irvin Hutchins officiating.

There is no scheduled visitation.

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    Lonnie and Pat Watkins » 21. Jan, 2015

    Praying that God will comfort and strengthen you as only He can.
    Our heartfelt sympathy to your family.
    Lonnie and Pat

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    Name » 22. Jan, 2015

    Jim,Jena and girls we are so sorry to hear of the loss of you mother/grandmother. Eddie and Frankie Smith

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    Chris Center and Ron » 22. Jan, 2015

    So sorry for the loss of your special Mom. She was a wonderful lady and a friend to so many. We have great memories of her. Praying for you. Our love.

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    Name » 22. Jan, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. As you know the memories of loved ones we have lost are wonderful, they certainly help get you through the sad moments. Mom always told us that as long as you remember the ones that has passed they are not really gone.

    Darrell and Marta Moody

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    Cindy Streit(Parsley) » 23. Jan, 2015

    Jim ,and family so sorry to hear of you mothers passing , sorry for your loss, our Familes are lifitng you up in thoughts and prayers

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    Randy & Linda Bradley » 23. Jan, 2015

    Johnny, Jim & family: We were sorry to hear your loss. Please know we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers during this sad time. We send out heartfelt condolences.

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    Tom and Sheri Griffith » 24. Jan, 2015

    Johnny and Jim, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. I remember her as though it was yesterday when we used to play on our wagons together. I remember your mom being one of the nicest ladies I ever met. Just want you to know that our prayers are with you.