Norma Lee Watkins, 85, of Van Buren died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Fort Smith. She was born Aug. 19, 1932, in Fort Smith. She was the widow of Hooley “Gene” Watkins.

She is survived by two daugthers, Nancy Herod of Cedarville and Joy Watkins of Van Buren; a son, Ronnie Watkins of Alma; a sister, Frances “Midge” Hancock of Van Buren; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service was Feb. 16 at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home.