Ava Lorene Watkins, 86, of Natural Bridge Station died June 7, 2018, at Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab Center.

Ava Lorene Watkins, 86, of Natural Bridge Station died June 7, 2018, at Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab Center.

She was born April 5, 1932, in Rockbridge County, a daughter of the late James Harvey Higgins and Ava Wilhem Higgins.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three children, Robert Jones, Carol Jones and Susie Harris.

Ava is survived by her husband Wilmer Lee Watkins; daughters, Anna Watkins, Julie Duff, Sherry Cash and Wanda Dreyer, sons Michael Jones, Terry Jones and Gregory Watkins; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 

A funeral service will be held at Faith Baptist Church 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018, by the Rev. Terry Bostic. Burial will follow at Glasgow Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Harrison Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

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