September 13, 1930 - November 14, 2017
Graveside services for Mrs. Carolyn Watkins Tully, 87, of the New Salem community, will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at the New Salem Cemetery with Rev. Chris Proctor officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home of Henderson. Mrs. Tully passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home in Henderson. Although she had no biological children, she considered all her nieces and nephews as her own. They lovingly referred to her as "Aunt Shortie." She was born Sept. 13, 1930 in New Salem, Texas to Julian and Leotha Moore Watkins. Mrs. Tully retired from Monsanto Chemical in Texas City after over thirty years of service. After retirement she and Alex moved to New Salem where they enjoyed retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orval Alex Tully; parents, Julian and Leotha Moore Watkins; sister, Dorothy Watkins Prosser; brothers, James Lee Watkins and Jack Paul Watkins; and niece, Betty Prosser Croft. Survivors include: step-daughters, Dana Nell Tully and Resa Le Davidson; step-granddaughter, Relene Neill and son Bradley of Santa Fe; sister, Mary Watkins Barton of Bossier City, LA; sister-in-law, Judy Watkins of New Salem; brother-in-law Leonard Tully and wife Ruth of Canyon Lake; nieces and nephews, Karla Watkins of Henderson, Julianna Brightwell and husband Charles of Henderson, Jerry Watkins and wife Debbie of Longview, Joel Watkins and wife Denise of New Salem, Jeff Barton and wife Kim of Shreveport, LA, and Jan Barton Horne and husband Paul of Bossier City, LA; as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and many true friends. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff and new friends at Autumn Leaves. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Salem Cemetery, Attn: Dorma Richardson, 17016 FM 839 South, Henderson, TX 75654. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.
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