Cherry Ann Fitzhugh

Cherry Ann Fitzhugh of Caruthersville, Missouri, departed this life on Friday December 30, 2022, at the age of 77.

Cherry was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, on February 6, 1945, daughter of the late Arthur Bennett and Mary Francis Cook. She was the oldest of three children.

She is survived by her two siblings: Arthur Cook Jr (Patti) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, & Mary Watkins (Mike) of Benton, Arkansas; three sons: Greg Watkins (Cindy) of Burns, Tennessee, Brandon Watkins (Yvonne) of Georgetown, TX, & Kevin Watkins (Maria) of Collinsville, IL; six grandchildren: Kirby, Justin, Brandon, Kelsey, Kelby, & Keirsten; eight great grandchildren: Bennett, Owen, Caleb, Emmerson, Waylen, Gideon, Brandon, & Charlie.

Cherry graduated from Caruthersville High School in 1963. She was married to Alvin Watkins on May 24, 1963, div. 1972. She was married to Dale Fitzhugh on December 13, 1974, until his death March 28, 1993.

Cherry was a wonderful wife and homemaker. She loved her family and took great pride in her home. One of her favorite hobbies was gardening. She spent hours in her flowerbeds and was a frequent recipient of the Yard of the Month.

Cherry worked for a number of years as a beautician in her mother Fran’s Beauty Shop. She worked at Casino Aztar in Caruthersville from 1995 until her retirement.

She was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Caruthersville.

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