Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

May 31, 2013

Lillian Dorothy Watkins

Corsicana Daily Sun

— Lillian Dorothy Watkins, 96, of Blooming Grove, passed away May 30, 2013 in Hillsboro.

She was born June 29, 1916, in Blooming Grove, to William Alex and Vera Bryant. She enjoyed quilting. She and her husband loved get togethers with friends playing music and singing. She was active with the Methodist church in Blooming Grove. She also was a member of the Historical Society in Blooming Grove that she held very dear to her.

She is preceded in death by husband, Albert (Pap) Watkins; and son, Gary Winston Watkins.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Ellis and husband Bob of Arlington; grandchildren, Randy Ellis of Arlington, Tammy Crowley and husband David of Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Zach Case, Jacob Crowley and Carson Crowley; brother, Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie; numerous nieces, nephews and multitude of friends.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. the Nancy Summers officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rory Evans, Ronald Hollingsworth, Chris Ivey, James Jones, Joe E. McClure and Doug Holliefield.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Case, Jacob Crowley and Carson Crowley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Historical Society of Blooming Grove.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the Lillian Dorothy Watkins obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.