Mrs. Watson died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born Jan. 25, 1920, in Macon County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Austin and Lela Arvey Byrd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse James Watson, and grandson, Warren Watson.
Mrs. Watson was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and she was retired from Scovill Manufacturing with 25 years of loyal service.
Survivors include her son Kenneth James Watson of Demorest; son and daughter-in-law, Philip B. and Linda Watson of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Angie Nunnally (Glenn), Chip Watson (Mary), Loree Martinez (Chris), Suzanne Robinson (Ray), Robin Mitchum (Tab), Lisa Best (Larry), and Kenny Watson; as well as 16 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today, Dec. 14.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Fund, 988 Historic Highway 441 North, Demorest, GA 30535.
Those wishing may send condolences by visiting hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
December 14, 2012