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Originally published: 2013-12-26 16:35:07
Last modified: 2013-12-26 16:37:24

Linney G. Watson

Another one of America's greatest generation has passed beyond this veil to the next. He is in his uniform, once again serving with all those friends, family and fellow soldiers that went before him. Obviously, he is helping to make the way for us in the future. He was a fine soldier, family man, and an honorable citizen who will be missed more than he ever knew.

Linney G. Watson was born in Deep Gap, on Sept. 26, 1918, and passed from this life in Fort Smith, Ark., on Dec. 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wives, Ruth Hood and Ruby Watson; and son, Danny L. Watson.

L.G. is survived by his brother, G. David Watson (Angie) of North Carolina; grandchildren, Wendy Johnson of Monroe, La., and Daniel Watson (Jamie) of Lamar, S.C., David Watson (Cindy) of Roland Okla., Todd Watson of Monroe, and Derek Watson (Kim) of Stillwater, Okla.: great-grandchildren, Dan, Courtney, Taylor, Meagan, Jessica, Melissa, Victoria, Catherine, Tyler and Taylor; great-great-grandchild, Rylee.

The family will visit with friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, and the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home, 209 North Bonner Street, Ruston, La. Interment will follow at St. Rest Cemetery near Hico, La.

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