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Norma Louise Soyars Watkins

February 8, 2009
Norma Louise Soyars Watkins
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Obituary for Norma Louise Soyars Watkins

WATKINS, Norma Louise Soyars, went to her heavenly home February 8, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Henry Norman Soyars and the late Kate Tyler Soyars. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William F. Watkins Jr.; a daughter, Sally Anne Watkins Bobbitt and her husband, Thomas C. Bobbitt, of Richmond; and two sons, William N. Watkins and his wife, Jean Penick Watkins, of Richmond and Richard F. Watkins and his wife, Donna V. Watkins, of Pawleys Island, S.C. Other survivors include her five grandchildren, Eddie Watkins and Henry Watkins of Richmond, Va. and Andrew Watkins, Lucas Watkins, and Kate Tyler Watkins of Pawleys Island, S.C.; a brother, James Carl Soyars of Richmond, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Katherine Soyars Grizzard; her brother-in-law, Monroe D. Grizzard; and her sister-in-law, Ruth Brooks Soyars. She was a lifelong Christian, having been a member of the Farmville Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, and circle member. She was devoted to her family, home, and flowers. She was a graduate of Farmville State Teachers College (now Longwood University). She was also a member of the Nora Lancaster Garden Club and of the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 2 p.m. at Farmville Presbyterian Church with interment in Westview Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Puckett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Farmville Presbyterian Church or Prince Edward Rescue Squad.

Interment will follow service on Tuesday in Westview Cemetery in Farmville.

Family will recieve friends Monday evening 6:00 - 8:00PM at the funeral home.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday 2:00PM at Farmville Presbyterian Church.

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