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Services set for James Watkins



James Emanuel Watkins, 54, of Kingscreek, died April 16, at his residence.

A son of the late Chalmer Lee and Ollie Clark Watkins, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Tim Watkins, Chalmer “Doonie” Watkins Jr., and Burl Watkins, and a sister, Goldie Gariety.

Surviving are his wife, Mattie Yonts Watkins; two sons, Joshua Mullins Watkins and Amy Wilder of Blackey and Kevin Taylor of Cary, Ohio; a daughter, Laronda Taylor and Jamie Hooper of Kingscreek; and 10 grandchildren, Sierra, Salena, Danielle, Keenen, Jeffrey, Abbie, Cameron, Jamie Kaye, Lillyanna, Keisha, and Mackenna.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 20 at the Kingscreek Community Church. Burial will follow in the Tim Watkins Cemetery at Kingscreek.

Letcher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.



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