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Father CLARENCE N. WATKINS (Age 79)  

Father Clarence N. Watkins died July 9, 2012 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. He was 79 years old. Father Watkins was born in Richmond, VA. He attended local schools, graduating from Armstrong High School in 1952 and from Virginia Union University in Richmond in 1960 with a bachelor's in history and political science.
He converted to Catholicism in 1956. Father Watkins attended St. Paul's College in Washington, DC, where he studied philosophy. In 1963, he entered Christ the King Seminary in Olean, N.Y. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1966 and to the priesthood in 1967 by Richmond Bishop John J. Russell.
Celebration of the Liturgy of the Word will be offered on Wednesday, October 31 at 8:45 a.m. at the Old Chapel at Fort Myer, followed by interment with Full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 28, 2012
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