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James

Watkins

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September 30, 2008

JIMMY WATKINS James Walton Watkins, 75, of 108 South Marion Ave., died this morning, September 30, 2008 at his residence. He was born March 23, 1933, in Roanoke a son of the late Ted Watkins and Mabel Abbott Watkins Carper. Mr. Watkins had retired in 1994 as a Lab Technician from MeadWestvaco after 35 years with the company.He was a member of Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church and was a 50 year member of New Castle Lodge #140, AF & AM. Surviving are his Wife, Mary Elizabeth Linkenhoker Watkins of Covington; a Son, Teddy Watkins of Harrisonburg; a Daughter, Judy Watkins of York, PA; a Step-son, Kevin Nicely, and his wife, Patty, of Covington; a Step-daughter, Lynette Reynolds, and her husband, William, of Covington; his step- father, James W. "Bill" Carper of New Castle; six grandchildren, Justin Watkins of Milton, WV, Brittany Nicely of Myrtle Beach, SC, Mark and Lindsay Reynold, Aaron and Kelly Reynolds, Paul Reynolds and ChrissyYanushewski, and Ryan Nicley all of Covington; four great grandchildren, Harlie Reynolds, Caleb Reynolds, Breanna Reynolds and Dakota Watkins; his sister, Ella Jean Wade of New Castle; a sister, Jo Ann Williams of Covingotn and several cousins. The funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Friday afternoon at the graveside in Alleghany Memorial Park with the Rev. Barry Throckmorton officiating assisted by Rev. Bill Gilliland. Friends may pay their respects at anytime at Arritt Funeral Home The family will receive their friends Thursday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Arritt Funeral Home . Memorial Information Memorial donations in Mr. Watkins name may be made to the Mountain Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA 24422 or to Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church, 425 W. Main Street, Covington, VA 24426.
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Apr 13, 2024

Praying his son, and step sons, gets to come in for this - family together is healing. 🙏 Our families thoughts and prayers sent to yours and many blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. 💐

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Phyllis Sizemore

Apr 13, 2024

Shirley was a sweet person ,she would take me to my appointment s to the Dr .she was a very strong willed person if she believed in something she was very strong minded.She loved her family very much.Rest in peace now an fly high .

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Shirley and Lisa Griffith

Apr 12, 2024

Elsie and I (Shirley) were good friends having met when we were working at The Greenbrier and single. We both married Griffiths (not related). She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. Stanley and Donna and families, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow..

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Julie Lawson

Apr 12, 2024

Lauren, I never got a chance to meet Bob but I could tell you dearly loved each other. God takes the good ones is something I believe. 🙏

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Bob Andrews

Apr 12, 2024

Stanley and Donna-so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and family was big part of the Trinity Baptist family when I was growing up.

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Kellysimmons

Apr 11, 2024

You was good person u will be miss my daughter liberty and my nephew Daniel and my self look forward to seeing you in the morning and in the evening on your porch where we spoke all the time we catch our self looking over to see u seating reading or looking at the mountain or taking care your plants .One best and friendly neighbors you could ever have . Sorry for they family

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Danna Thomasson

Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss he was a great neighbor I will miss seeing him on the porch read his book and caring for his plants

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Randy Blankenship

Apr 11, 2024

He was the best neighbor that I ever had my little daughter liberty would look for him everyday an they would wave at each other I thought of him as a good friend just wish we could have spent more time with him we'll all miss you your presence will be missed greatly rest easy my friend

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Tiffany Kincaid Mcdaniel

Apr 10, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Donna Lesher

Apr 10, 2024

My deepest condolences to Brian, Vicki and extended family. Jerry reached out to me when Mom passed (I was going through hell with my current stepdad at that time) He was a beacon of light when I needed it most and we always got along great. Jerry is definitely missed but I’m so glad he was baptized and saved. Love Donna

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Apr 10, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great person always kind to everyone,you are in our prayers

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Sam Worley

Apr 9, 2024

I grew up with the Bobby, Stuart, and Roy years ago in Iron Gate. They were all good guys. My condolences to all of you who grieve Bobby’s passing. God bless and comfort you all.

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