Anna Mae Watkins

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Anna Mae Watkins, 101, of Texarkana, Ark., formerly of Caraway and Manila, Ark., passed away Oct. 5, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Watkins was born Feb. 12, 1910, in Craighead County, Ark. She was a member of Beech Street First Baptist Church and past Grand Electa and Worthy Matron of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charlie P. Watkins; four sisters; five brothers; and one grandchild.

Survivors include her daughter, Sylvia McEwen of Texarkana, Ark.; sons, Garland Watkins of Lakeland, Tenn., and Leonard Watkins of Burns, Tenn.; sister, Mary Lee Collins of Texarkana, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown, Texarkana, with Rev. Craig Jenkins and Rev. Richard Posey officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Family will receive friends at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Caraway Baptist Church, Caraway, with service to follow at 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Caraway Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Beech Street First Baptist Church New Day Fund or Eastern Star, Texarkana, Ark., Estaral Fund.

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