Bobbie Ann Skipper Watkins

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Funeral services for Bobbie Ann Skipper Watkins, 79, of Hughes Springs, will be at 2 P.M. Monday, May 2, at First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Springs Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Watkins family will receive friends at the funeral home 4-6 p.m. Sunday. She died Friday, April 29 at a Longview hospital. She was born August 7, 1931 in Daingerfield to William Otis and Annie F. Skipper. She and her husband owned and operated Leons of Hughes Springs for 40 years. A member of First Baptist Church of Hughes Springs, she was active in W.M.U., and she taught Act Teens and Sunday School for many years. She was an early organizer of Wildflower Trails of Texas, and was a member of Sesame Literary Club. Mrs.Watkins enjoyed baking cookies, and loved watching birds in her yard. She is survived by her husband Leon of Hughes Springs; a son and daughter-in-law Brent and Tara Watkins of Lufkin; one sister and brother-in-law Sandy Flannigan and George A. Newton IV; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law Sylvia and Doug Holland of Hughes Springs and Norma Niblett Skipper of Mount Pleasant; and nieces and nephews Grant and Kelly Holland of Longview, and Dennis Skipper and Dyan Robles, both of California. Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her parents and a brother James W. Skipper. Condolences may be left at

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  1. Dear Leon & family,We are sorry for the loss of Bobbie & we are praying for you & your family.please accept our deepest condolences.Sincerely,James & Saundra Embree

  2. Leon and Family,I just want to offer my condolences. Red and MaeNon bought many suits and other purchases for years from you both and you felt like an extended family in Hughes Springs. Seems just like yesterday Bobbie was at Mothers funeral and it is so sad to see her gone too now. My prayers are with you.

  3. Leon, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Mrs Bobbie has been that familiar smile that we will certainly miss. Love, Marilyn & Ron Coker

  4. Please accept our condolences in the loss of Bobbie Ann. She is in heaven looking down on her family in love and admiration. Lean on God for strength and understanding in this trying time. Our prayers are with you. John and Wandaa

  5. Leon, I was so sorry to hear about Ms Bobbie. Brent, I am sorry about your Mom. I am sorry that I could not be at the visitation or the service. You all are in my prayers.

  6. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Ms Bobbie very much and will surely miss her.

  7. Dear Leon, Keith and I would like to express our deepest sympathy. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Keith and Patricia Downs

  8. Leon,we are so sorry to read that Bobbie passed away.She was a sweet and wonderful lady. Will keep you in our prayers.

  9. Leon and Brent,So sorry to hear about Bobbie's passing. She loved all with everything she had. I remember so many great times with all. God give you comfort in the days ahead.

  10. I have known Brent and his parents for 20 years. Bobbie and Leon always welcomed me and my family into their home. Bobbie was always there with a smile and loving care. They both have always had a special place in my heart and always will. She was a wonderful lady who left a lasting impression on all that she met. She will be dearly missed by all. God Bless her and the family. I have loved them like they were my own.

  11. We have wonderful memories of Bobbie through the years at Leon's and the years that followed. Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with Leon and the rest of the family at this time. We treasure our friendship with Bobbie during our time in Hughes Springs.

  13. Dear Leon and Sylvia,We have been out of town and did not know about Bobbie. We are so sorry. We know how much you are going to miss her sweet, smiling face. Please accept our condolences. She was a very special, sweet person.Louis & Mary Beth Bill & Carol

  14. Bobbie always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. She will be missed by many.

  15. Leon, so sorry for your loss.I remember her as a sweet,kind,soft spoken southern Lady.Our prayers are with you. Dianea

  16. Leon, we were sorry to hear of Bobbie's death. It brought back many fine memories of our shopping at your clothing store for many years. In fact, I still wear several jackets that you sold me. I hope that you are doing well.Ralph and Suzanne Wood (of Linden and Avinger, respectively)

  17. My condolences to Leon in the death of Bobbie Ann.I live in Spring, TX now, but I read about it in The Bee and it brought back a lot of wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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