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WATKINS, FAYE SMITH

Posted By Whitney & Murphy On January 9, 2019 @ 8:28 am In Obituary | No Comments

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Faye Smith Watkins passed away December 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Born Lucy Faye Martin November 21, 1925 in Andrews, North Carolina to Dink Cruise Martin and Weldon Martin. Raised in Andrews and graduated from Andrews High School in April of 1942. Faye provided service during WWII as a Radio Mechanic Signal Section starting in September 1943. Faye married Ivan Edward Smith January 22, 1947 and had 3 children: Ronald Edward born November 27, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, Barbara Joyce (Bell) born August 19, 1950 in Andrews, NC and Beverely Jane (Hector Cardenas) born December 27, 1951 in Andrews, NC. Faye lived in many places including Baltimore, MD, Marietta and Kennesaw GA, and Phoenix, AZ. Divorced from Ivan in 1974. Faye worked as the Personnel Manager at Goldwaters, a Division of Associated Dry Goods Corporation later acquired by May Company, in Phoenix from November 1971 to August 1987. Married to Samuel Harvey Watkins May 16, 1987. Lived in Overgaard, AZ until February 1995, then relocated to Phoenix. Faye is survived by her husband Harvey, her sister Leola Martin Jordan, her 3 children and her 4 loving grandchildren, Rhonda McMahan (Jeffrey) Skallan, Shannon Bell, Michael Cardenas, and Christopher Cardenas.
Members of immediate family will receive family and friends beginning Noon on Monday January 14, 2019 followed by Chapel service 1:00 PM at Ivie Funeral Home in Andrews, NC. Graveside service will follow at Valley Town Cemetery, Andrews.


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