Pauline (Nations) Watkins

GASTONIA ? Pauline Nations Watkins, 85, of Gastonia, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at White Oaks Manor, Kings Mountain, with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Cherokee County, and was the daughter of the late Rev. Joseph Nations and Charlotte Johnson Nations.

Mrs. Watkins was a child care provider and pre-school teacher at First Assembly of God, member of the Clown Ministry, providing entertainment at local nursing homes, charity events and church events. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Mrs. Watkins is survived by one son, Ralph Watkins Jr. and wife, Rebecca, of Kings Mountain; four daughters, JoAnne Seaman, of Gastonia, Hattie Mae Webb, Paulette Taylor and husband, Steve, of Bessemer City, Candace Grayson and husband, Jimmy, of Kings Mountain; one brother, J.N. Nations and wife, Linda, of York, S.C.; one sister, Maudie Jo Adams and husband, Robert, of Wilmington; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Monday in the Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven Blanton officiating.

Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 65 years, Ralph Loyd Watkins Sr.; two sons, the Rev. Alvin Watkins, Alton Watkins.

Memorials may be made to Levine Children?s Hospital, c/o Carolina?s HealthCare Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232.

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Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Watkins family.

Funeral Home

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park
2205 Williamsburg Drive Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 867-6337

Published in Gaston Gazette from May 11 to May 13, 2013