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Gilbert Watkins

October 30, 1945 — December 3, 2020

Gilbert Watkins

Gilbert “Gabby” Watkins age 75, of Prescott, formerly of Bismarck, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at his home, Hillcrest Care & Rehabilitation in Prescott. He was born April 30, 1945 in Arkadelphia to the late Lee and Effie Cleon Garner Watkins. Gabby was a Baptist.

Survivors are one brother, Troy Watkins and wife, Ruby of Palestine, Texas; two sisters, Mae Thomason of Bismarck, Wanda Mauldin and husband, Bill of Prescott; eight nieces and nephews and many other friends and family.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Monday, December 7 th at Alpine Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hillcrest Care & Rehabilitation for their excellent care of Gabby.

COVID mandates face coverings and social distancing will be followed.

Arrangements are by Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.

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