February 5, 1930 - December 9, 2020
Dorothy Dean Mayall Watkins Gladden was born February 5, 1930 to Curtis Mayall, Sr. and Ruby Ward Mayall in Springfield, AR. She departed this life on December 9, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Dorothy spent most of her life in DeWitt, AR, but lived in Parkland, OK for a short time before making her home in Pine Bluff, AR. Dorothy was baptized in the Church of the Firstborn at the age of 16 by Bro. Thomas Neal. Dorothy was married to Leonard Watkins on May 18, 1946. They were married for 51 years and had ten children. She is preceded in death by her parents Curtis and Ruby Mayall; her husbands Leonard Watkins and Troy Gladden; an infant daughter Dorothy Ann Watkins; daughter Patsy Mannis; son-in-law Dale Mannis; grandsons Jimmy Dale Mannis and Kent Watkins; brothers Curtis and Pat Mayall; and sister Wanda Wilson. Dorothy is survived by her children David (Evon) Watkins, Carolyn (Sonny) Young, Billy (Betty) Watkins all of Pine Bluff, Terry Watkins and Deanna Kagebein both of DeWitt, Alvin Watkins of Mesa, AZ, Karen (John) Lauderdale of North Little Rock, Sharon (Jerry) Holden of Joy, AR; brother L.C. Mayall; sister Verlene Mayall; special care givers Lori Watkins and Julie Mannis; 26 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; 22 great great grandchildren; and 6 great great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Dorothy loved to sing and travel, and if singing was involved was even better. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 12 at the Church of the Firstborn in Pine Bluff. There will be a viewing beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Burial will follow in DeWitt at Forks LaGrue Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
Dorothy Dean Mayall Watkins Gladden was born February 5, 1930 to Curtis Mayall, Sr. and Ruby Ward Mayall in Springfield, AR. She departed this life on December 9, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Dorothy spent most of her life in DeWitt,... View Obituary & Service Information
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