Mary Taylor Watts, age 83 of Pineville, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at her home.
She was born in Pineville on Oct. 19, 1928, and was a daughter of the late Wilse and Rosie Hensley Taylor. She was a member of the Cary Church of God of Prophecy and had retired from the Pineville Community Hospital as a dietitian clerk.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Watts; son, Philip Lee Watts Jr.; grandsons, Daniel and Jeff Watts; great-grandchild, James Watts; brothers and sister, Sherman Taylor, Thurman Taylor, Truman Taylor, Lee Taylor, Herman Taylor, Howard Taylor, Della Laws, Senie Smith and America Taylor.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Custer and Drusilla Watts, Shirley Watts, Bobby and Phyllis Watts, Judy and David Widener, Howard and Regina Watts and Sally and Phillip Widener, all of Straight Creek, Betty and Albert Dahn of Flat Lick and Carolyn and Ted Wells of Corbin; daughter-in-law, Vicki Watts of Straight Creek; 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Roscoe Taylor, Willard Taylor, Lonnie Smith, Ethel Taylor, Dolly Grubbs and Loretta Laws; special sister-in-law, Dorothy Bays; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Scott Gillium and Bishop Marshall Reynolds presiding. Music will be by Edith Griffin and Sandy Hoskins.
Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery at Straight Creek, with Steve Lewis, Chris Lewis, Rodney Watts, Davey Widener, Kevin Watts and Todd McDonald serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Pineville, which is honored to serve the Watts Family. Light a virtual candle and sign the guest register at www.arnettsteele.com.