Thursday, May 9, 1968
Spotlight On...

Levi Watson was born August 17, 1878 in Scott County. Most of his life has been spent in and around Waldron. A farmer by trade and was known for his excellent garden and flower work. Mr. Watson lived with one of his daughters, Mrs. Ruby Belcher in Van Buren, until he entered the Haven O'Rest Home in Van Van Buren, November 21, 1964. When Waldron built the Pinewood Nursing Home, Mr. Watson wanted to come back home so he could spend his last days in Scott County. He was the 7th patient to enter Pinewood Nursing Home. Since he came on August 29, 1965 the home was filled to capacity and there are many on the waiting list. He has enjoyed his home there and until recently was able to be about, eat in the dining room and etc. Now he spends most of the time in bed. Mr. Watson has five children: Mrs. Lottie Pollard and Mrs. Ruby Belcher of Waldron; Mrs. Elvie James and Mrs. Lucille Roy of Wichita Falls, Texas and J.L. Watson, Iowa Park, Texas. Pictured above with him are his daughter, Lottie Pollard, granddaughter, Eloise (Pollard) Van Cleave, great granddaughter, Patsy (Baily) Duty and great great granddaughters, Pam and Denae Duty. Mr. Watson will be 90 years old August 17, 1968.

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