Clystia V. Watkins, 89, of Steele, Mo., died Friday, June 4, 2004, at Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
Born Oct. 10, 1914, in Marmaduke, Ark., daughter of the late Isaac and Cindy Owens Kennedy, she was a member of Nunnery Chapel General Baptist Church in Denton, Mo.
She married Oneal Bryant "O.B." Watkins, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Troy Watkins; two brothers, Avery and Isaac Kennedy and three sisters, Myrtle Cole, Morena Hawkins and Freda Hawkins.
Survivors include two sons, Harvie Watkins, of Abbeyville, Miss. and Marvin Watkins, of Tupelo, Miss.; five daughters, Lavern Talbert and Debbie Pelley, both of Jonesboro, Ceil Law, of Jackson, Mo., Nancy Perry, of Millington, Tenn. and Vickey Conley, of Hornersville, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 7, at the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel in Blytheville, Ark. with the Revs. Brian Law and Joe Lusby officiating.
Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery.