Watson, Thelma B. (Miller)

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Thelma Beatrice Watson

Thelma Beatrice Watson, 84, of Malvern, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at her home. She was born Nov. 12, 1927, to the late Onnie and Bell Fultz Miller in Harrison.

Thelma was a very loving and caring person who was deeply devoted to her Lord, her church and her family.

Thelma is survived by her husband of 54 years, Doyle Watson of Malvern, four daughters; Vickie Rioza of Malvern, Doie Dumas of Hot Springs, Judy (Tom) Pedretti of Hot Springs and Johnna McKinnon of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters: Amy Byrd of Springdale and Ruby Cole of Springfield, Mo.; three grandchildren, Rebecca Rioza, Bob and Shannon Dumas, and seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by one son, Paul Ed Watson, and one grandson, Frank Paul Rioza.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday Dec. 5, 2011, at Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel, Pastors Ron Ray and Terry Mills officiating.

Interment will follow in Tulip Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, from 3-5 p.m. at Atkinson Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include Tom Pedretti, Jim Napilatano, Trenton Brantley, Craig Hurtz, D. W., Earl Bell and Buddy Cole.

Arrangements entrusted to Atkinson Funeral Home.

Guests may register at www.atkinsonfuneralhome.net

Published on Malvern Daily Record (http://www.malvern-online.com)

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