Melvin Ray Watkins

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Memorial Services for Melvin Ray Watkins, 72, of Hughes Springs will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Daingerfield Church of Christ with Norman Miller officiating. Mr. Watkins was born August 8, 1938 in Klondike and passed away Friday, September 24 in a Hughes Springs nursing home. He served two years in the US Army where he was stationed in Germany and had worked as a Heavy Duty Mechanic at Red River. He is survived by his wife Marlene Watkins of Hughes Springs; two sons and daughters-in-law Marty and Connie Watkins of Hughes Springs and Michael and Kristi Watkins of Omaha; five brothers and three sisters-in-law James T. Watkins, Eddie Jo Watkins and Jackie and Carolyn Watkins all of Hughes Springs, Zack and Kristi Watkins of Forney and Shirrell and Donna Watkins of Marietta; two sisters and brothers-in-law Marline and Auvis Shaddix of Marietta and Barbara and Duane Higgins of Omaha; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Loretta Williams and a brother Noel Watkins. Visitation will be immediately following Memorial Services.

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  1. Marlene and family, Im so sorry to hear about Melvin. I got to know Melvin better in the last 5- 10 years and he was fun to be around. Ill miss him.My God be with you and all the family in your time of need.

  2. So sorry for your loss–you are in my thoughts and prayers. Only God gives peace that passes all understanding.Christine

  3. Marlene,Marty and Michael,I am so sorry to hear about Melvin. I didn't know he was ill. I had planned on coming to see you in Oct. I felt it had been too long since I'd seen you. I wishe I had come earlier. You are all in my prayers and promise to come see you soon. Love you all, Betty

  4. Dear Ones,We were so sorry to hear about Melvin. Had not heard that he was ill.Please know that we still love and care about you and you will remain in our prayers. The girls send their love too. Our families had some good times together and Melvin was a favorite of us all. Take Care and God Bless. Meg and Ernie.

  5. Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.Love ya Michael and Kristijust lean on God and he will see you through.Earl and Myra Orr

  6. We were so saddened to hear about Mr. Melvin's passing. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with your family.

  7. Mrs. Watkins, Marty and Michael,I am very sorry to hear Mr. Watkins passed away. I never ran into him as an adult when he didn't have time to ask how things had been going and to fill me in on his family. It seems like a hundred years ago now but I I can't remember Little League Baseball without Mr. Watkins and Marty.My deepest sympathy for your loss.Clinton R. Gandy

  8. To my brother Melvin: Melvin I love you with all my heart. I know you remember the good 'ol days when me and you would always get into things – like getting Maw's snuff! And getting out behind the tree and taking a toothbrush and dipping it and swallowing and getting sick! Running the ducks in Maw's pond and mother running us out! I'll never forget how much fun we had when we were little. I love you. See you one day in heaven. Your sister Murlene.

  9. So very sorry for your loss…You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God lift you up and give you great peace.Tempie & Hunter IrvinSarah Edwards

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