Gross Funeral Home

120 Wrights St, Hot Springs, AR


Margaret Alma Watkins

December 14, 1932August 6, 2019

Margaret Vaught Watkins, age 87, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

She was born on December 14, 1932 in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late Clarence Joseph Horner Jr. and Joneye Leeper Horner. Margaret was a faithful member of St. John’s Catholic Church and later St. Mary’s. She enjoyed going to church, traveling, and teaching. Over the years, Margaret made a difference in the lives of her children and the many children whom she taught at Central Junior High and Lakeside. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Left to cherish her memory are her six children: Laura Anderson (Wayne), Karen Urankar (John), George G. Vaught, Jr., Janet Henley, John Vaught and Amy Earls (James); seven grandchildren, Logan Anderson (Katie), Neil Anderson (Kimi), Corey Anderson, Lorraine Kenly (Jerry), Sarah Henley, Mollie Price (Jeff), and Sydney Vaught; five great-grandchildren, Camille Margaret Anderson, Charlotte Anderson, Lathan Kenly, Nolan Kenly, and Davis Price; two brothers, Charles Horner and CJ Horner III; one sister, Deborah Horner, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and a host of students and friends.

Margaret's Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs.


24 August

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Garvan Woodland Gardens

550 Arkridge Road
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913


Margaret Alma Watkins

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kristin kaufman

August 14, 2019

I loved growing up in our neighborhood - and have such special memories with Amy. We had SO MUCH FUN. Loved Mrs. Vaught. We were all so very fortunate and blessed to have had the childhood we had. Sending love and peace.

Becky Brasel davis

August 13, 2019

I had fond memories of Mrs. Vaught. Love to the Vaught children.

Mary Ruff

August 13, 2019

Heartfelt love to the Vaught siblings!
Your mom was a treasure. Take care.
Mary Brasel Ruff

Valecia Adair

August 12, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Margaret a few years ago. I'll miss seeing her and her daughters, Laura and Karen; all such sweet, wonderful ladies. She was so fortunate to have a loving, attentive family. My sympathies and hope for peace to the family.

Margaret Phillips

August 9, 2019

i remember Margaret teaching us to play bridge at their house on Prospect before we headed off for freshman year at U of A. Lots of fun, lots of laughs. Lots of memories. Blessings to the family