Orene Adams Watkins

February 27, 1924 ~ March 3, 2020 (age 96)


Orene Adams Watkins, 96, of Griffin, GA passed away March 3, 2020.

Born February 27, 1924 in Hicksbaugh, Texas to the late William “Willie” and Jewell Hester Adams, she lived in Utah before moving to Georgia many years ago.  She was a beautician who owned several shops, a beauty school and supply with her husband, Phillip Watkins.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew and loved her.

Orene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Phillip Watkins; sons, Dick Watkins, Don Watkins and Dan Watkins; brother, Willie Adams. 

She is survived by her brother, John Adams and wife, Ruth, Jerald Adams and wife, Mary Nell; sister-in-law, Doris Adams; niece, Lisa Mosley and husband, David; daughter-in-law, Nancy S. Watkins; grandchildren, Holly Watkins Ramsour and husband, Marc, Jeb Watkins and wife, Robin, Jace Watkins and wife, Jackee, Josh Watkins and wife, Ashley; great grandchildren, Kaylee, Kariss and Kellen Ramsour, Ryan Watksin, William Brannon, Koby Watkins, Aspen and Aiden Watkins, Noel Watkins, Kennessy Rough; and numerous other family members and friends.

A grave side service will be held Monday, March 9, 2020, at 10 am at the New Hope Cemetery in Warren, Texas.  Visitation will be held Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 2 pm until 5 pm at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel.

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March 8, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Riley Funeral Home
913 U.S. Highway 190 W.
Woodville, TX 75979

Graveside Service
March 9, 2020

10:00 AM
New Hope Cemetery, Texas, Warren

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