Carlene Watkins

BELMONT - Carlene Welch Watkins, 88, passed away March 27, 2013, at Stanley Total Living Center.

She is the daughter of Robert Carl and Georgie Mitchell Welch. She was a native of Potter County, Texas.

Carlene was a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include grandchildren; Hector Becerra and wife, Marcella of Palm Springs, Calif., Charlie Becerra and wife, Asia of Kona, Hawaii, Elizabeth Becerra of Kona, Hawaii; great-grandchildren, Max, Katie, Ethan and Evan Becerra, Rafael, Flores and Irma Valencia; special friend, Connie Collins of Belmont.

In addition to her parents, Carlene was also preceded in death by husbands, Charles Pierce and Hoyt Watkins; daughters, Darla Pierce and Betty Becerra.

Her grandchildren would like to thank Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church and Second Baptist Church for all the support and help over the years. A very special "thank you" to Connie Collins.

Condolences may be sent online by visiting

McLean Funeral Directors is serving the Watkins family.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 29, 2013