Melva (Tucker) Watson, 73, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at her residence.

She was born January 3, 1940 at Paris to the late Woodrow and Gladys Frederick Tucker. She was a member of First Assembly of God church in Paris.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 at First Assembly of God church in Paris, burial followed in Caulksville Cemetery under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 55 years, Virgil Watson of the home, two daughters, Liz Sidwell and husband Jim of Charleston, Lisa Rust and husband Reid of Greenbrier; two sons, Rick Watson and wife Trish of Vilonia, Danny Watson and Patricia Ullrich of Charleston; one sister Wanda Crouch of Garland; three brothers, Harold Tucker of Charleston, Ronald Tuker of Cole Hill, James Tucker of Paris, thirteen grandchildren, Ezekiel Sidwell, Jason Watson, Jordan Watson, John Watson, Eva Rose Watson, Renda Carter, Cassie McCallister, Shareena Ross, Earl McCallister, Alexandria Watson, Tasha Foshee, Devin Rust, Loren Rust and fourteen great grandchildren.

In memory of Melva, donations may be made to First Assembly of God church; P.O. Box 602, Paris, AR 72855.

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