Watson, Julius Virgil, d. 1953 - Wayt, Lloyd G., d. 2012

 

Watson, Julius Virgil 23 Mar 1910 - 24 May 1953     CCR 28 May 1953 p1

[Note: Son of Julius & Blanche (Hembrough ) Watson; married Eunice]

Funeral services for Julius V. Watson, 43, who hanged himself in the barn loft of his home at Sparta last Sunday were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the Chaffin Chapel at Ozark. Final rites and burial were Wednesday at Knob Noster, Mo. Mr. Watson’s body was found late Sunday by his son, William. He had been in extremely poor health for several months, to which his act is attributed. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eunice Watson, an employee of the Sparta Drug & Appliance Co.; one son, William; his mother, Mrs. Blanche Watson of Fulton, Mo; and one brother, William of Alexandria, La. He was a native of LaMont, Mo and a member of the LaMont Baptist Church.

 

Watson, Larry Ray 13 Aug 1948 - Dec 1992 SN-L 29 Dec 1992

[Note: Son of Zack & Loretta ( ) Watson, Jr.; married 3 Mar 1973 Kathy Anderson]

Larry Ray Watson, 44, Nixa, died at 11:51 a.m. Friday in his home.  He was born August 13, 1948, in Long Beach, Calif., to Zack and Louetta Watson, Jr.  He married Kathy Anderson on March 3, 1973, in Willow Springs.  He was a member of Nixa Assembly of God and for the past six years was employed by Associated Wholesale Grocers in Springfield.  He was preceded in death by his father, Zack Watson, Jr.  Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of the home; two sons, Casey T. Watson, of the home, and Christian R. Watson, Cassville; his mother, Louetta Watson, Willow Springs; two grandchildren, Dakota Watson and Christian Drake Watson, both of Cassville; two brothers, Rick Watson, Bakersfield, Calif., and Wade Watson, Springfield; four sisters, Louise Clinton, Willow Springs, Sandy Parkhurst, St. Petersburg, Fla., Brenda Eulis and Rhonda Javurek, both of Springfield; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Nixa Assembly of God with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating.  Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.  For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Larry Watson Memorial in c/o Empire Bank, P.O. Box 363, Nixa, MO 65714. (Springfield News-Leader – 28 December 1992)

 

Watson, Opal Herene (Evans) 24 Aug 1908 - 22 Jun 2002  CCH-N 3 Jul 2002

[Note: Daughter of William Ralston & Mary Victoria (Thompson) Evans]

Opal Herene Watson, 93, Nixa, died June 22, 2002, in Christian Health Care, Nixa. She was born Aug. 24, 1908, in Yellville, Ark., the daughter of William Ralston Evans and Mary Victoria (Thompson) Evans. She was a homemaker and worked as a school cook in Taylor, Mich. Survivors include: Her son, Bill Watson and his wife Linda, Nixa; a grandson, Steven Watson, Michigan; two sisters, Faye Rounds, Yakima, Wash., and Edith Adams, Tucson, Ariz.; a niece Hortense Sullivan, Springfield; a great-niece, Pam Sullivan, Ft. Worth, Texas; a great-great-niece, Lisa Vest, Springfield; and other relatives and friends. According to her wishes, Watson was cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Watson, Patricia Kay (Adams) 31 May 1944 - 14 May 2005  SN-L 17 May 2005

[Note: Daughter of Jack & Mary Ellen (Spencer) Adams; married 14 Feb 1982 Arlie Edward Watson 27 Aug 1920 - 4 Aug 2000]

Patricia Kay Watson, 60, Fordland, departed this life Saturday, May 14, 2005, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident, near Urbana, Mo. The accident also took the life of her best friend and significant other, Jimmie Lee Jackson, of Fordland. The daughter of Jack and Mary Ellen Spencer Adams, Patricia was born May 31, 1944, in Madison, Wisc. On February 14, 1982, she was united in marriage to Arlie Edward Watson, who preceded her in death on August 4, 2000. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a stepson, Arlie Watson, Jr.; and a step-daughter, Charlene Ege. Patricia is survived by her children, Cynthia Jane Vest, Springfield, Kimberly Kay Vest, Keller, Texas, Kevin Dale Vest and his wife, Debbie, Watauga, Texas, and James Michael Vest, Springfield; three grandchildren, Rebeka, Dantley, and Rylie Vest; her step-children, Jeannie Stockstill and her husband, Jim, Sandy Cline, and Wayne Watson, all of Springfield, and Katie Rutz and her husband, Walt, North Richland Hills, Texas; a step-son- in-law, Fred Ege, Springfield; nine step-grandchildren, Allan, Jim, Jr., Steve, Richie, Crystal, Beth, Taylor, Amber, and Heather; two brothers, Bob Triplett and his wife, Karen, Simi Valley, Calif., and Bill Triplett, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one niece; four nephews; two brothers- in-law, Seighfried Watson, Fordland, and Gene Watson and his wife, Alberta, of Alabama; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Geren, and DeLois Lam and her husband, Bob, all of Oklahoma; a number of step-nieces and step-nephews; other special people in her life, Douglas and Wendy Jackson, David and Annette Jackson, Denita and Michael Miller, Doug and Cheri Jackson, Ashley Sutcliffe, Amanda Jackson, Daniel Guier and Jordan Jackson, the children and grandchildren of her significant other and best friend, Jimmie Lee Jackson; as well as many other relatives, and a host of friends. She was raised in the Long Lane, Mo., area and attended Cheek School and the Long Lane School during her early elementary years. The family then moved to Blue Springs, Mo., for a few years before making their home in the Long Lane area, where Patricia graduated from Buffalo High School. She lived most of her adult years in the Fordland area and was a devoted homemaker and loving mother to her family. She was appointed by the Governor of Missouri to be the contract fee agent for the Missouri Department of Revenue in the Webster County Division of Motor Vehicle Registration for 12 years. She served her community in various ways and was very active in the Webster County Democratic Party and ran for the office of Democratic State Representative in 2002. Patricia made her profession of faith in Christ early in her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fordland. She took particular pride in her farm and especially caring for her dog, "KayLee", that was also killed in the accident. She liked collecting antiques, and particularly "Aladdin Lamps". Her favorite saying was, "Don't forget to light up your life with an Aladdin Lamp." She enjoyed working in her yard, landscaping, and bird-watching, especially hummingbirds and martins. Patricia was a devoted and loving mother, "Grammy", sister, and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments and will cherish the wonderful memories she created for her family and friends. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour, with Rev. Greg Shackleford officiating. Burial will be in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Joint visitation is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening in the funeral home. A memorial to the Patricia K. Watson Education Fund for her grandchildren has been established and contributions may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 366, Seymour, MO 65746.

 

Watson, Robert Eugene 24 Jun 1930 - 26 Sep 1999  CCH-N 6 Oct 1999

[Note: Son of Fred Ellis & Loretta Belle (Scott) Watson; married 23 Dec 1950 Viola Roach]

Robert Eugene Watson, 69, passed away Sunday September 26, 1999 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Robert was born June 24, 1930, the son of Fred Ellis and Loretta Belle Scott Watson in Springfield, Missouri. On December 23, 1950, Robert was united in marriage to Viola Roach at Harrison, Arkansas. He was retired from Springfield Air Freight and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Robert also, served his country in the Korean Conflict. Robert enjoyed bowling at Holiday Lanes and, also enjoyed golf and oil painting. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Robert (Bobby); two brothers, Lloyd and Earl and three sisters; Mildred, Margaret, and Nellie. Robert is survived by his wife Viola, two sons and their wives, Fred and Debbie, Linn, Missouri, and Mark and Sue, Lebanon, Missouri; a sister, Eula Cloven, Springfield, Missouri; six grandchildren; Kimberely, Leshia, Tara, Rachelle, Holly, and Jeremiah, and nine great-grandchildren; Billy, Seth, Shella, Kieara, Joseph, Christa, Cyle, Jill, and Zack. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Graveside services was at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at Danforth Cemetery, Strafford, Missouri with the Reverend Dan Talbot officiating. Military honors was provided by the Veteran's Memorial Team. Visitation was held Tuesday, September 28, from 7 to p.m., at Thieme, a Heritage Funeral Home, Springfield, Missouri. All services were under the care of Harris, A Heritage Funeral Home of Ozark. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, 1465 East Primrose, Springfield, Missouri 65804.

 

Watson, Robert Eugene "Gene" 15 May 1940 - 27 Jan 2006 SSN-L 29 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of Andrew Francis & Hollie Mae (Geren) Watson; married 3 Jul 1965 Alberta Ann Swearengin]

Robert Eugene "Gene" Watson, 65, of Sharpsburg, Ga., formerly of Seymour, Mo., passed away Friday, January 27, 2006 in his home. Gene was a former printer and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, in Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Seymour, Mo., with burial and full military honors in Union Chapel Cemetery, south of Fordland, Mo. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home.

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Watson, Robert Eugene "Gene" 15 May 1940 - 27 Jan 2006 SSN-L 29 Jan 2006

Robert Eugene Watson, son of Andrew Francis and Hollie Mae Geren Watson, was born May 15, 1940, in Seymour, Missouri, and departed this life Friday, January 27, 2006, in his home in Sharpsburg, Georgia, at the age of sixty-five years, eight months, and twelve days. Gene grew up in Seymour and served his country faithfully in the United States Navy from l958 to l962. He was united in marriage to Alberta Ann Swearengin on July 3, 1965, and to this union a son and a daughter were born. He and his brother Arlie owned and operated Modern Type Setting and Record Printing in Springfield for many years and he later owned Mr. Printer in Springfield until l988; he then became a correctional officer at Ozark Correctional Center in Fordland, until officially retiring in 2004. He and Alberta had recently moved to live with their daughter in Sharpsburg, Georgia. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wayne, Warren, and Arlie Watson; three sisters-in-law, Patricia, Margaret and Willa Watson; and two brothers-in-law, Clifford Swearengin and Roy Geren. He is survived by his loving wife, Alberta, of the home; a son, Douglas Watson, Seymour, Mo.; a daughter and her husband, KaSondra and Joe Smith, Sharpsburg, Ga.; four grandchildren, Kirsten Watson, Kristi, Megan and Ryan Smith; a brother, Seighfried Watson, of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Delois Lam and her husband, Bob, Pryor, Okla., and Geraldine Geren , Haltom City, Texas; his mother-in-law, Ruby Swearengin, Nixa, Mo.; his brothers-in-law, Darrell Swearengin and wife, Bonnie, Rogersville, Mo., Howard Swearengin and wife, Carole, Silver Springs, Fla., Freddie Swearengin and wife, Bobbi, Rogersville, Mo., and Bill Swearengin and wife, Faye, Ozark, Mo.; his sisters-in-law, Mary Swearengin and husband, Virgil, Rogersville, Mo., and Carlene Swearengin, Wichita, Kan.; a number of nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2006, in Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Seymour with Revs. Roy Cantrell and Darrell Swearengin officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Union Chapel Cemetery, south of Fordland, Mo. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home.

 

Watson, Tommy Ray 7 May 1939 - 2 Oct 2010 SN-L 6 Oct 2010

[Note: Son of Fred & Maggie (Kennedy) Watson]

Tommy Ray Watson, age 71, of Nixa, passed away on Saturday. A military service will be 2:30 PM Friday, Oct. 8, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Watson, Tommy Ray 7 May 1939 - 2 Oct 2010 CCH-N 13 Oct 2010

Tommy Ray Watson, 71, of Nixa, passed away in his home Oct. 2, 2010. He was born May 7, 1939, in Athens, Tenn., the son of Fred and Maggie (Kennedy) Watson.  Mr. Watson worked in sales before he became a painting contractor. He enjoyed playing golf, doing lawn work, and his dogs. Survivors include: Two children, Michael Watson and wife Kelley, Nixa, and Ashley Watson, Laurinburg, N.C.; two grandchildren, Cheyenna and Scott; three brothers, Bill, Max and Mike; and two sisters, Emma and Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Scott. A graveside funeral with military honors was 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Watters, Bonnie J. (Jones) 1 Nov 1926 - 15 Apr 1961        CCR 20 Apr 1961 p5

[Note: Daughte of Charles & ? ( ) Jones: married Richard S. Watters 13 Aug 1924 - 21 Sep 1973]

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Watters, 34, of Nixa who died Saturday in Springfield Baptist Hospital were at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Nixa Baptist church with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery with Harris of Nixa in charge. She is survived by her husband, Richard; three sons, Dennis, Douglas and Joe Bill, all of the home and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones of Mountain Home, Ark.

 

Watts, Albert Malone 14 Aug 1871 - 18 Aug 1948 CCR 26 Aug 1948

[Note: Son of  Thomas Benton &  Rebecca C. (Chrisman) Watts; married  Margaret Belle Prater Oct 1872 - 16 May 1967]

Funeral services for Albert M. Watts, 77, longtime Sparta-Springfield bus operator, who died August 18 at his home at Sparta, were held last Friday in Sparta Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley. Burial was in Monger cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Bell Watts, four sons, Lester, Roscoe, Rex and Charley, four daughters, Mrs. Eula Lasley, Mrs. Bertie Morris, Mrs. Bessie Hutchinson, and Mrs. Ethel Chesser; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kissee and Mrs. Martha Bloomer, and a multitude of friends gained in his long public service. He was a member of the Elm Grove Methodist Church.

 

Watts, Anna Lee 16 Jan 1925 - 2 Sep 1944 CCR 14 Sep 1944 p4

[Note: Daughter of Charley & Verda (Hicks) Watts]

Anna Lee Watts was born Jan. 15, 1925 in Springfield, MO, and died Sept. 2, 1944 at Talihina, OK. Anna Lee was well known in Clever and Sparta, for she had spent much of her girlhood with her grandparents, Mrs. Dora Hicks and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Watts. She was a graduate of the Tulsa High School. She joined the Clever Baptist Church Sept. 1936, but later moved her membership to Broadway Baptist Church in Kansas City. Those who survive are her mother, Mrs. Verda Watts of Tulsa, OK; her father, Charley Watts of Kansas City; one brother, Charley, Jr., of Tulsa; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Watts of Sparta. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Clever Baptist Church by Reverends Oscar Pigg of Tulsa and Kenneth Hoggard of Clever. Burial was in the Wise Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Watts, Argie L. (Weaver) 1 Dec 1912 - 11 Feb 2006 SN-L 14 Feb 2006

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Mae (Burns) Weaver; married 16 Jul 1936 Lawrence Watts]

Argie L. Watts, 93, died on February 11, 2006, at Skaggs Community Hospital following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on December 1, 1912, in Peel, Arkansas, to Charles and Mae (Burns) Weaver. Argie was united in marriage to Lawrence Watts on July 16, 1936, in Ozark, Missouri. Lawrence preceded her in death. She enjoyed taking care of her kids and her family, playing the harmonica and singing. Argie loved to sing Amazing Grace. In December of 1958, Argie and Lawrence were the founders of a Baptist church in an old gas station that has grown to become Grace Bible Baptist Church. Together they were a tremendous example of love and devotion and always provided a good Christian home. She always put others first and was a true servant with a happy, giving heart. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include sons, Frank Watts and wife, Jeanie, of Huntsville, Texas, and Charles Leigh and wife, Dottie, of Louisiana; daughter, Sharon Bilyeu and significant other, Jesse Hill, of Rockaway Beach; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Watts, of Tyler, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; numerous other loving relatives and many kind, loving and devoted friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband; son, Jim Watts; and four siblings. Visitation will be held at Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, February 14, 2006, with funeral services at 10 a.m Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at Grace Bible Baptist Church, 2101 N. Johnston, Springfield, MO 65803 with Pastor Dennis W. Norwood officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.thieme-shadel.com.

 

Watts, Arveda 22 May 1909 - 7 Jul 1929 CCR 11 Jul 1929

[Note: Daughter of Albert Malone & Margaret Belle (Prater) Watts]

Arveta Watts was born in Sparta, Missouri, May 22, 1909, died at her home here July 7, 1929, art the age of 20 years, 1 month and 15 days. She leaves a father, mother, four brothers, Lester of Berkeley, Calif., Roscoe and Rex , both of Springfield, Mo., and Charley of Kansas City, Kansas; four sisters, Ethel Chesser of Springfield, Bertie Morris, Eula Lasley and Bessie Watts, all of Sparta; all of whom are her except Lester. She also leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Arveda joined the Sparta Baptist Church at an early age, was a devoted christian and a willing worker in her Master’s work. Arveda tried to read her Bible daily and in looking through her Bible, it was found she had marked her favorite verses, this being one of her favorites: “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.” 2 Tim. 4:7. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. Asleep in Jesus, blessed thought, from which none ever wake to week. A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of woes.”

 

Watts, Beatrice (Gilbert) 30 May 1913 - 7 May 1996 CCH-N 11 May 1996

[Note: Daughter of Henry Lee & Mary Melinda (Tennison) Gilbert; married 31 Oct 1932 Charles Ray Watts]

Beatrice Watts, age 82, of Miller, died Tuesday, May 7, 1996, in her home. She was born May 30, 1913 in Dit, Missouri, and was the daughter of Henry Lee and Mary Melinda (Tennison) Gilbert. On October 31, 1932 she was united in marriage to Charles Ray Watts, who became her partner in life. Mrs. Watts was a member of the Chadwick Christian Church. Survivors include: Her husband, Charles Ray Watts; two sons, Charles Lee Watts, Aurora, and Jimmie Ray Watts, Nixa; a daughter, Patricia Ann Ingalsbe, Springfield; a brother, Paul Gilbert, Oldfield; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 1l step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were: Her parents; three sisters, Tennie, Fay and Frona; and five brothers, Perry, Ray, Russell, Cletis, and Joe. Funeral services will be at 1:00PM. Saturday, May 11, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery Rogersville.

 

Watts, Bentley A. 6 Jun 1904 - 3 Mar 1930 CCR 6 Mar 1930

[Note: Son of Charles N. & Judy Alice (Miller) Watts; married Eula J. Scott 6 Jun 1907 - ? No Chaffin Funeral Home record]

Bentley Watts aged 25 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Watts of Rogersville, died in Tulsa, Okla. on March 3, 1930, after a short illness. He leaves his wife and one child; father and mother, besides other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held March 5 at 2 p.m. by Rev. Wilkerson in the Christian church at Rogersville with burial in the Pembina cemetery under direction of TB Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Watts, Delphia Ann 29 Sep 1889 - 30 Mar 1975 OH 3 Apr 1975 p9

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Delphia Ann Watts, 85, Route 2, Rogersville, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Marsh Chapel here with the Rev. John Chaffin officiating. Burial will be in Watts Cemetery south of Rogersville. Mrs. Watts died at 1:35 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield following a long illness. She was a member of the Elm Grove Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Bob of Route 2, Rogersville; two daughters, Miss Retha Watts of the home address, Mrs. Yvonne Bareford, Springfield and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Watts, Edward Dillard “Eddie” 26 Mar 1888 - 8 May 1937 CCR 13 May 1947 p1

[Note: Son of William Clark & Sarah Ann (Freeman) Watts: married 21 Nov 1914 Willie May Neal]

Eddie Dillard Watts was born near Rogersville, MO, on March 26, 1888, and died at his home near Rogersville, Saturday, May 8, 1937, as the result of an injury he received in a fight with relatives on April 20. Murder charges have been filed against three Rogersville men, Noah Watts, Manford Watts and Charley Kissee, all of whom are out on bond at the present, pending preliminary hearing, set for May 31. The incident occurred in Webster county, just over the Greene county line and to the south of Rogersville. An autopsy was performed Saturday night at the Klepper Funeral Home in Ozark by a Marshfield physician. An immediate investigation of the accident was also made by Webster county prosecutor Pope of Marshfield, assisted by the sheriff of the county and Coroner Kelly of Seymour. The autopsy revealed a blow on the right side of the head had resulted in a skull fracture. The deceased was a prominent farmer of the Rogersville community. He was united in marriage November 21, 1914, to Willie May Neal, to which union were born three children. They are Mrs. Chestine Atkins of Springfield and Wanda and Kermit of the home. Besides the wife and children he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Watts of Rogersville, one brother, Claude of Rogersville, one sister, Mrs. Meda Alford, of Rogersville and one grandson, Bobby Atkins. Funeral services were held Monday, May 10, 1937, at 2:00 o’clock pm, in the Rogersville Baptist church with the Rev. A.S. Hanks officiating. Interment was made in the Palmetto cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home.

 

Watts, Elytha "Letha" (Bounds) 28 Feb 1856 - 22 Mar 1926  CCR 26 Mar 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Granser & Sylva/Olivia (Willis) Bounds; married John Watts 10 Apr 1855 - 28 Nov 1915]

Mrs. Letha Watts, aged 65 years, died at her home in Sparta, Monday, March 22, 1926. Funeral services were held at the Bruner cemetery Tuesday afternoon with interment under direction of Chaffin and Rathbun.

 

Watts, Garth G. 29 Jun 1903 - 15 Apr 1979 OH 19 Apr 1979 p11

[Note: married Pearl Beatrice Pruitt 28 May 1908 – 29 Jan 2000]

Services for Garth G. Watts, 75, Bolivar were held Wednesday in Bolivar with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Watts died Monday at his home after apparently suffering a heart attack. Among survivors is a son, Jack, of Ozark.

 

Watts, Geraldine (Eutsler) 1 Mar 1916 - 4 Jul 2002 CCH-N 17 Jul 2002

[Note: Daughter of Robert Arthur & Addie (Barry) Eutsler; married 30 May 1933 Jake Watts]

Geraldine Watts, 86, Springfield, passed away July 4, 2002. She was born March l, 1916, in Abesville, the daughter of Robert Arthur and Addie (Barry) Eutsler. She was married to Jake Watts on May 30, 1933. She was a long time merchant in Galena and was a Baptist by faith, she had been attending South Haven Baptist Church. She loved her family and was lovingly called Grandy Key-Key by her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and friends, having left them in body, she remains with them in spirit. She lived a wonderful, fulfilling life and taught others to love life and enjoy every moment fully, as she did. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake; her parents; and a brother, Ralph Eutsler. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Bobby J. and Esther Watts, Nixa, and James Ray and Sheryl Watts, Republic; grandchildren and their spouses, Linda Kay and Terry Smith, Ozark, Cynthia Rae and Dervid Allen, Abesville, Sandra Michelle and Tim Turbyeville, Ozark, J. Barry and Kelly Watts, Springfield, and Keith Randall and Kayla Watts, Aliso Viejo, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Terri Ann Smith, Brandon Lee Allen, Caleb Bobby Turbyeville, Madison Brie and Sydnie Adrianne Watts, and Gracen and Katen Watts. Graveside services were July 8, in Galena Cemetery, with Rev. Terry Kendrick officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Watts, Harrison 1883 - 20 Jun 1951 CCR 28 Jun 1951

[Note: Son of James & ? (?) Watts]

Harrison Watts, 68, son of James Watts of Bruner, died June 20 at his home near Fordland. Other survivors are his widow, two sons, two daughters, a sister, and two brothers, Robert and Lee of Sparta. Funeral services were held Friday at Green Hill church south of Fordland, with burial in the church cemetery.

 

Watts, Harry Arthur 31 May 1921 – 29 Jun 1997  CCH-N 2 Jul 1997

[Note: Son of Harvey & Zella (  ) Watts; married Margaret Tackett; married 1994 Oneda]

Harry Arthur Watts, 76, Ozark, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, while attending Sparta Assembly of God Church. He was born May 31, 1921, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the fourth of seven children of Harvey and Zella Watts. Harry worked as a railroad engineer for the Kansas City Southern Railroad Company from 1946 to 1981. Upon retirement, he moved to Rich Hill, Missouri where he served as Mayor. In 1985 he moved to Ozark, where he worked at Adams Funeral Home eleven years and served two terms on the Ozark City Council, until poor health forced him to retire. He was a faithful member of Sparta Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Elvis and Harvey; two sisters, Marguerite and Louanna; and his wife, Margaret on September 30, 1992. Survivors include: his wife of three years, Oneda; two half-brothers, Kermit Miller, Florissant, Missouri, and Quentin Miller, Long Beach, California; two stepsons by a former marriage, Ralph Gingles, Koshkonong, Missouri, and Thomas Gingles, San Jose, California; an adopted daughter, Connie Covey, Rich Hill, Missouri; three stepsons, Carl Lee Ghan, Scott City, Kansas, Ronnie Ghan, Ozark, and Greg Ghan, Republic; a stepdaughter, Rita Walton, Springfield; eight step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Darrell Mead officiating. Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Watts, Infant Son 18 Feb 1934 - 18 Feb 1934 CCR 22 Feb 1934 p4

[Note: Son of Earl & Mary (  ) Watts; no MO DC found]

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Watts of near Rogersville died Sunday, Feb. 18. Burial was made in the Roller cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

 

Watts, Irma Fay (Arms) 14 Aug 1912 -28 Jun 1996  CCH-N 3 Jul 1996

[Note: Daughter of Irwin Bruce & Della (Guffey) Arms; married 7 Nov 1934 LeRoy Watts 20 Mar 1892 - Dec 1966]

Irma Fay Watts, 83, Ozark, died at Ozark Riverview Manor following a short illness at 8:45 p.m. June 28, 1996. Irma Arms was born August 14, 1912 to Irwin and Della Arms. On November 7, 1934, Irma was united in marriage with LeRoy Watts who preceded her in death in 1966. Also preceding her in death were two infant twin sons, four brothers, and one grandson. Survivors include: two sons, Paul Watts and his wife, Donna Kay, Branson, and Don Watts and his wife, Jane, Ozark; a daughter, Donna Gloyd and her husband, Elmer, Branson; a granddaughter, Jennifer Watts, Ozark; and four brothers, Claude of Hamilton, Missouri, Earl of Springfield, John of Lebanon, Oregon; and Glenn of Waterloo, Iowa. Irma was a long time member of the Ozark Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Richard Orrell and Rev. Howard Boyd officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hartline Hospice at 3322 South Campbell, Suite T, Springfield, MO 65807.

 

Watts, Iva (Essary) 6 Oct 1912 - 3 Jun 2002  SN-L 5 Jun 2002

[Note: Daughter of Columbus and Flora (Nash) Essary; married Thomas Nash]

Iva Watts, 89 of Springfield, Mo., went to be with her Lord June 3, 2002. She died peacefully in her home with her family by her side. She was born October 6, 1912 in Douglas County, the daughter of Columbus and Flora Nash Essary. She shared 61 years of marriage with Thomas Watts and lived in the Rogersville area. She was a charter member of the Charity Baptist Church. She retired from Lily Tulip. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Thomas; two infant daughters, Annabell and Barbara Sue; five sisters; and three brothers. Iva is survived by Thomas Jr. and Joyce Watts of Walnut Grove, Norma J. Wright of Springfield, Geraldine and Charles Barkley of Fort Worth, Texas, Jimmie and Karen Watts of Willard, Linda and David Bass of Springfield, Mo.; Jerry and Cindy Watts of Springfield; a sister, Alice Helvey of Springfield; 20 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with the Rev. Kenneth Gaines officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, June 5, 2002.

 

Watts, Jack H. 13 Sep 1927 - 13 May 1991  NN-E 23 May 1991

[Note: Son of Garth G. & Pearl ( ) Watts; married 22 Sep 1950 Marynel Herd]

Jack H. Watts, 63, Ozark, died at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, 1991, following a long illness. He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Marshall, Ark., and was the son of Garth and Pearl Watts. On Sept. 22, 1950, he married Marynel Herd. Before retirement, he was dispatcher and office manager for Frisco and G.T.L. Truck Lines. He was a member of Seminole Baptist Temple for 26 years, serving as treasurer for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father in 1979. Survivors include his mother, Pearl Watts, Bolivar; his wife, Mary; a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Kent Newby, Exeter; a granddaughter, Sarah Beth Newby; and other relatives and friends. Services were Thursday, May 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. William E. Fortson officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Watts, James Howard 1905 - 24 Jun 1967     CCR 29 Jun 1967 p1

[Note: married Norine]

James Howard Watts, 61 of Rogersville, was dead on arrival at 11:15 p.m. Saturday at Burge-Protestant Hospital. Mr. Watts, a  native of Rogersville, was a retired farmer and a member of the Rogersville Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Norine; one daughter, Mrs. Nora A. Ince, Rogersville; one brother, Ray, Hilde; four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Carstine, Mrs. Audra Tyndall, and Mrs. Hazel Lea, Springfield; Mrs. Dollie Thomas, Hays, Kan. and one grandson. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kelley-Ferrell-Marsh Chapel, Rogersville with Charles L. Perry officiating. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery.

 

Watts, James Riley 1860 - 12 Nov 1952 CCR 20 Nov 1952 p8

[Note: married Amanda Stubbs]

James Riley Watts, 92, died at his Douglas County home Wednesday, November 12. In 1880, he married Amanda Stubbs and to this union six children were born. Survivors are one son, Lee of Bruner and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Prine of Ava, 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. He was converted several years ago. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov 15 in the Bruner community building by Rev. Roy Shipman. Burial was made in the Bethel Cemetery near Brown Branch under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Watts, James W. 5 Sep 1864 - 18 Feb 1932 CCR 18 Feb 1932 p4

[Note: Son of Thomas J. & Lona (Hedgpeth) Watts; married 19 Nov 1907 Lillie Dickson]

Funeral services for James W. Watts, 67, who died in his home five miles west of Rogersville, Thursday night, Feb. 18, following a lingering illness, were held Sunday afternoon at the family home. Burial was in Dodson cemetery near the Mentor schoolhouse, under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Undertaking Company of Ozark.

 

Watts, John L. 22 Feb 1907 - 17 Dec 1930 CCR 25 Dec 1930 p1

[Note: no MODC found; no legible tombstone in Ponce de Leon Cemetery; no Chaffin Funeral Home record]

John L. Watts died Dec. 17, 1930, aged 22 years, 9 months, and 25 days. He leaves three brothers, one sister, besides other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at 1 o’clock at the Ponce de Leon church with burial in the Ponce de Leon cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Watts, Juda Alice (Miller) 6 May 1875 - 2 Nov 1946 CCR 7 Nov 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of ? & Mary (?) Miller; married 16 Aug 1896 Charles N. Watts ]

Mrs. Juda Alice Miller Watts was born May 6, 1875 near Rogersville, Mo., and passed away at her home near there on Nov. 2, 1946, having lived in the same vicinity most of her life. She was united in marriage to Charles N. Watts on Aug. 16, 1896, and to this union were born eight children. Two sons preceded her in death. Mr. and Mrs. Watts were honored with a fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration this year. Mrs. Watts had been a member of the Church of Christ for nearly 50 years. Surviving are her husband; two sons, J. Howard Watts of Stockton, Mo., and Ray Watts of Rogersville; four daughters, Mrs. George E. Slater and Mrs. W.R. Tyndall of Springfield, Mrs. Leo C. Thomas of Hays, Kansas, and Mrs. Charles Lea of Rogersville; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; her mother, Mrs. Mary Smith of Iola, Kansas; five sisters, Mrs. J.R. Ruffin of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Kate Sanders and Mrs. Harry Grodidier of California; Mrs. Harold Hunt of Stewart, Alaska, and Mrs. Lonnie Earhart of Iola; two brothers, Charles Miller of Kendall, Kansas, and John Smith of Moran, Kansas. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Rogersville Church of Christ by Bro. Williamson. Burial was in White Oak cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Watts, LeRoy 20 Mar 1892 - 2 Dec 1966    CCR 8 Dec 1966 p1

[Note: Son of James Riley & Amanda (Stubbs) Watts; married Irma Fay  Arms 14 Aug 1912 - 26 Jun 1996]

LeRoy Watts, 74, Ozark, died at his home at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Irma, of the home; two sons, Paul of the home and Donald, Ozark; one daughter, Mrs, Donald Gloyd, Ozark; and a sister, Mrs. Cora Prime, Ava. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Assembly of God Church here with the Rev. Robert Johnson and the Rev. M. J. Boulware officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery under direction of Adams of Ozark.

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Watts, LeRoy 20 Mar 1892 - Dec 1966

LeRoy Watts, 74, Ozark, died at his home at 5:45 a.m. today.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Irma, of the home; two sons, Paul, of the home, and Donald, Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Donna Cloyd, Ozark; and a sister, Mrs. Cora Prine, Ava.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Adams.  (Springfield Leader-Press – 2  December, 1966).

 

Watts, Lester T. 27 Mar 1895 - 11 Jan 1974 OH 18 Jan 1974 p8

[Note: Son of Albert Malone & Margaret Bell (Prater) Watts; married 11 Aug 1917 Nancy H. St. John  25 Jan 1892 - 3 Nov 1968; married Flossie Rhodes; married Mary D. White 1903 - 13 Mar 1972 m/2 Kincinnon]

Funeral services for Lester T. Watts, 68, of Ozark were held Sunday in Harris Chapel with the Revs. John Co__ and Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery near Sparta. He was a native of Rogersville and had been a resident of Sparta and Ash Grove for several years and had lived in Ozark since 1960. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 100 in Ash Grove, American Legion Post 307, the Baptist Church and was a World War I veteran. He is survived by his wife, Flossie; six stepsons, James R. White of Sacramento, Calif. Hancel Stehle of Hughson, Calif., Edward Stehle of Wat__ford, Calif., Lee Stehle of Theodosia, Elvin Robirds of  Ozark and Estel “Dutch” Robirds, Gainesville.

 

Watts, Lucinda E. (Umphres) 20 Dec 1861 - 7 Aug 1933 CCR 10 Aug 1933 p1

[Note: Daughter of Silas & Lucinda (Russell) Watts; married Ross Watts]

Mrs. Lucinda Watts, wife of Ross Watts, died at her home near Rogersville on Sunday morning, Aug. 6 at 6:30 a.m. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday, Aug. 7, with Rev. Howell of Webb City, officiating. Burial was made in the Palmetto cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

 

Watts, Manford 10 Jul 1916 - 6 May 1973  OH 10 May 1973 p4

[Note: Son of ? & Flora ( ) Watts; married Rae]

ROGERSVILLE - Funeral services for Manford Watt, 56, of Route 1, Rogersville, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Marsh Chapel here with the Rev. Billy Wolf and John Chaffin officiating. Burial was in Watts Cemetery near here. Mr. Watts, A lifelong resident of Rogersville, was dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital a 8:10 p.m. Thursday after an apparent heart attack. He was a farmer and stockman, Survivors include his wife. Rae; one son, Jimmy of the home; and his mother, Mrs. Flora Watts of Route 1, Rogersville.

 

Watts, Margaret Bell (Prater) Oct 1872 - 16 May 1967    CCR 18 May 1967 p1

[Note: married Albert Malone Watts 14 Aug 1871 - 18 Aug 1948]

Mrs. Margaret Bell Watts, 94, of Springfield, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday in Springfield Baptist Hospital following a lingering illness. She was the widow of A. M. Watts who died in 1948. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Chesser, of the home, Mrs. Bessie Hutchison, Neosho, and Mrs. Eula Quinn, Oakland, Calif.; three sons, Lester of Ash Grove, Rex of Sparta and Charley of Kansas City; 12 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sparta Baptist Church. Burial will be in Monger Cemetery under direction of Klinger Funeral Home of Springfield.

 

Watts, Margaret L. (Tackett) 16 Dec 1925 - 30 Sep 1992  NN-E 7 Oct 1992

[Note: Daughter of John & Clara (  ) Tackett; married Harry Watts]

Margaret L. Watts, 66, Ozark, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Webster Groves, the daughter of John and Clara Tackett. She had lived in Ozark since 1984 and had been active in Senior Citizens Center programs. She was a member of Sparta Assembly of God Church and Women Aglow Fellowship International. Survivors include her husband, Harry Watts; three sisters, Betsy Wordelman, California, Betty Hughes, Iola, Kan., and Alice Beam, St. Mary's, Kan.; and other relatives and friends. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 3, in Adams Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Schuessler officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Watts, Mary D. (?) White Kincinnon d 13 Mar 1972 age 68

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin Franklin & Lucinda (  ) White; married ? Kincannon; married Lester T. Watts 27 Mar 1895 - 11 Jan 1974]

Mrs. Mary D. Watts, 68, Ozark, died at 10:58 p.m. yesterday at Cox Medical Center following a short illness.  Mrs. Watts was a former resident of Sacramento, Calif., Billings and Clever.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Lester T., of the home; one son, James S. White, Sacramento; one stepson, Lester Kincinnon, Sacramento; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Bertha Houghton, Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Eliza Wilder, and Mrs. Dottie Rogers, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Faye Hall of Tulsa, Okla.; three grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Sacramento.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.

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Watts, Mary D. (White) Kincannon 1903 - 13 Mar 1972 CCR 16 Mar 1972 p4

Mrs. Mary D. Watts, 68, of Ozark, died at 10:58 p.m. Monday at Cox Medical Center following a short illness. Mrs. Watts was a former resident of Sacramento, Calif., Billings and Clever. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lester T., of the home; one son, James S. White, Sacramento; one stepson, Lester Kincannon, Sacramento; one step-daughter, Mrs. Bertha Houghton, Los Angeles, Calif; three sisters, Mrs. Eliza Wilder and Mrs. Dottie Rogers, both of Springfield and Mrs. Faye Hall of Tulsa, Okla; three grandchildren, six step grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Davis officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Sacramento.

Watts, Mildred (Gibson) 3 Nov 1906 - 6 Dec 2002  CCH-N 18 Dec 2002

[Note: Daughter of George W. & Georgia (Walker) Gibson; married 1922 Rex S. Watts, Sr. 18 Jun 1902 - 23 Oct 1976]

Mildred Watts, 96, formerly of Sparta, died Dec. 6, 2002, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born Nov. 3, 1906, in Sparta, the daughter of George W. and Georgia (Walker) Gibson. In 1922 she and Rex Watts, Sr., were married. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1976; a son, Rex Watts, Jr.; an infant daughter; a son-in-law, James E. Richardson; and two sisters, Zelma Gann and Merle Jones. Survivors include a daughter, Leta Richardson, Sparta; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Richardson and wife Eula, Jeannie Brown and husband Louie, Jana Stafford and husband Dallas, Gregg Watts and wife Kathy, Jenise Humble and husband Tom, all of Sparta, John Richardson and wife Sally, Rich Hill, and Bryan Watts and wife Susan, Weatherford, Texas; 18 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Christine Merritt, Springfield; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Watts, Sparta; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 9, 2002, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. James Gardner and the Rev. David Baney officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Sparta.

 

Watts, Olive E. “Lea” (Ewing) Rice 29 Aug 1913 - 6 Nov 1985 OH 14 Nov 1985 p9

[Note: Daughter of William Oscar & Aurelia Polly (Campbell) Ewing; married ? Rice; married ? Watts]

Services for Olive E. “Lea” Watts, 72, Springfield, were held Nov. 9 in Meadors Chapel, BIllings, with the Rev. Mike Greene officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Watts died Nov. 6 in the home of her daughter, following a long illness. Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Gann, Billings; three sons, Don Rice, Lisco, Neb., Gene Rice, Sacramento, Calif. and Dale Rice, Republic; a brother, Reuben Ewing, Novato, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Watts, Paul L. 10 Sep 1943 - 18 Feb 1998  CCH-N 25 Feb 1998

[Note: Son of Leroy & Irma Fay (Arms) Watts; married 6 Jun 1969 Donna Kay Hall]

Paul L. Watts, age 54, of Branson, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998 in Cox Medical Center, South, following a brief illness. He was born September 10, 1943 in Bruner, Missouri to LeRoy and Irma Watts. On June 6, 1969 Paul was united in marriage to Donna Kay Hall. Paul was a long time employee of Maddux Market in Ozark, and for the last several years was employed by Wal-Mart. He attended Calvary Bible Church in Nixa. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, infant twin brothers, Roy and Troy, and a nephew, Kevin. Survivors include: His wife, Donna; a brother, Don Watts and his wife Jane, Ozark; a sister, Donna Gloyd and her husband, Elmer, Branson; his mother-in-law, Agnes Hall, Nixa; a sister-in-law, Vonna Prater and her husband, Bill, Buffalo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Saturday, February 21, 1998 in Adams Funeral Hone, Nixa, with Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Watts, Pearl Bernice (Pruitt) 28 May 1908 – 29 Jan 2000  CCH-N 2 Feb 2000

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Asbury & Nettie Lee (McCutchins) Pruitt; married 18 Nov 1925 Garth G. Watts]

Pearl Bernice Watts, age 91 of Cassville, Mo, formerly of Bolivar, died January 29, 2000 in South Barry County Hospital following a lengthy illness.  She was born May 28, 1908 in Elberta, Arkansas to Thomas Asbury and Nettie Lee (McCutchins) Pruitt. On November 18, 1925 in Marshall, AR she was united in marriage to Garth G. Watts and to this union one son was born. She was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Bolivar. Survivors include a granddaughter, Jacki Newby of Ozark; three great-grandchildren, Sarah Newby of Ozark and Becky Newby and Luke Newby, both of Cassville; a niece Jeanne Sutterfield and three nephews, Charles Sutterfield, Rudy Sutterfield and Jo D. Pruitt. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Garth on April 16, 1979, her son Jack H. Watts in May in 1991, her daughter-in-law Marynel (Herd) Watts Meister on Dec. 26, 1998, three brothers Elmo Pruitt, Carlos Pruitt and Buck Pruitt, a sister Maggie and a nephew R.C. Pruitt. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2000 in Pitts Chapel with Pastor David Lingo officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel, Bolivar, Mo.

 

Watts, Rae (Teague) 4 Jun 1916 - 2 May 1994 OH 11 May 1994

[Note: Daughter of John & Bessie (Jones) Teague; married 1938 Manford Watts]

Rae Watts, 77, Rogersville, died at 9:05 p.m. Monday, May 2, 1994 in St. John’s Regional Health Center. She was born June 4, 1916 in Lutie, to John and Bessie Jones Teague. She was a graduate of Sparta High School, class of 1934, and a graduate of State Teachers College, Springfield, 1940. She taught in the Pleasant Hope, Elkhead, LaRose and Rogersville school districts. She was married to Manford Watts in 1938. She was a member of Elm Grove Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973, by her parents; and a sister, Laura Wolfe. Survivors include a son and his wife, Jimmie Dale and June Watts, Rogersville; three brothers and their wives, Gene and Mary Teague, Sparta, Otis and Grace Teague, Ozark, an Bobby and Betty Teague, Bruner; four sisters, Fae Harvill, Sparta, Maxine Cunningham, Bruner, Mary Humble and husband Joe, Sparta, and Sue Pellham and husband, John, Sparta; two grandchildren, Courtney and Beau Watts; a special friend, Effie Hull, Sparta; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Thursday, May 5, in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with the Revs. John Chaffin, Larry Scriven, and Todd Staples officiating. Burial will be in Watts Cemetery, Rogersville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Watts, Ray 15 Feb 1884 - 15 Sep 1934 CCR 20 Sep 1934 p8

[Note: Son of John E & Elitha (Bounds) Watts; married 1904 Grace Farmer 1 Dec 1889 - 20 Dec 1912; married 29 Oct 1914 Minnie Buster 19 Mar 1894 - 15 Nov 1939 who m/2 7 Aug 1939 Charles Keager; MO DC appears to give name as Roy]

Ray Watts was born Feb. 19, 1884, and passed away Sept. 15, 1934, at the Mt. Vernon Tuberculin Sanatorium. He was aged 50 years, 6 months and 27 days. He was married to Grace Farmer in 1904. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Faller of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Flassie Fulton of Collinsville, Okla. His first wife preceded him in death and he was reunited in marriage to Minnie Buster Oct. 29, 1916. To this union were born two sons, Leo, 16, and Jim 14, both of Bruner. He had lived near Bruner all his life. He was a kind and loving husband and father until his death. Other than the children he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Watts, two brothers, Pony Watts of Forsyth, and Will Watts of Springfield, one sister, Mrs. Janie Braden of Bruner, Mo. He also leaves two grandsons and a host of other friends and relatives to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Bruner with the Rev. John Burkhart officiating. Burial was made in the Braden cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper of Ozark.

 

Watts, Rebecca Katherine (Chrisman) Oct 1847 - 31 Jan 1920 CCR 6 Feb 1929 p1

[Note: Daughter of Gabril S. & Margaret (Maloney) Chrisman; married  9 Oct 1870 Thomas Benton Watts Jul 1850 - ?]

Mrs. Tom Watts, aged 72 years, died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. G. Kissee, after a lingering illness with cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday with interment in the Watts cemetery.

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Watts, Rebecca Katherine (Chrisman) Oct 1847 - 31 Jan 1920 CCR 20 Feb 1920 p1

An angel came to our house And took my mother away; He took her to his Heavenly throne And there she will forever stay. She has completed her journey And has passed through the gates of pearl And now she is by the side of Jesus Far from this toilsome world. She is walking by my father’s side Upon those streets of gold, And if I’m good, I can walk by my mother’s side When I leave this world, I am told. “Twas sad for us to lose her Because we loved her so, But God knows best, as he always does And placed her name on the roll, At last came to day of departure, And she left this early home. And went to the Kingdom of Jesus To that beautiful Heavenly throne, - Mrs. Laura Kissee

 

Watts, Retha 26 Dec 1913 - 11 Jan 1978 OH 19 Jan 1978 p5

[Note: SSDI gives name as Meda]

ROGERSVILLE - Miss Retha Watts, 64, Route 4, Rogersville, died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after one year’s illness. Miss Watts was a lifelong resident of Rogersville and a member of Rogersville Methodist Church. She had worked as a clerk in two stores in Rogersville. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Yvonne Bareford, Springfield and a brother, Bob Watts, Rogersville. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Rogersville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wallace L. Gaddis officiating, Burial was in Watts Cemetery.

 

Watts, Rex “Jake” 18 May 1929 - 2 Jul 2002

[Note: Son of Rex S. & Mildred (Gibson) Watts; married Marlene]

Rex “Jake” Watts, age 73 of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2002 in his home. He was born May 18, 1929 in the Fairview Community near Sparta, the son of Rex Watts, Sr., and Mildred Gibson Watts. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. On November 11, 1952, he and Marlene Johns were married. He had been a truck driver for 45 years. Jake was a member of First Baptist Church of Sparta, where he served as a deacon. He loved his family and enjoyed cooking, eating good food, and truck driving. Survivors include his wife, Marlene; three children and their spouses, Gregg and Kathy Watts, Jenise and Tom Humble, all of Sparta, and Bryan and Susan Watts, Weatherford, Texas; his mother, Mildred Watts, Sparta; eight grandchildren, Janie and Ryan Gann, Kelly Watts, Amy, Andy and Aric Humble, Stephanie Garner and her husband, Paul, and Timothy Watts; three great-grandchildren, Holden Brown, Shane Johnson, Jr., and Thomas Garner; a sister, Leta Ray Richardson; and a father-in-law, Noel Johns, both of Sparta. He was preceded in death by his father, Rex, Sr.; an infant sister, Mildred Rexenne; and mother-in-law Marie Johns. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Leeroye Maples and Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions to be made to Community Hospice of S.W. Missouri.  Springfield News-Leader, July 5, 2002.

 

Watts, Roscoe L. “Mose” 1900 - 30 Jun 1960 CCR 7 Jul 1960 p1

[Note: Son of Albert Malone & Margaret Belle (Prater) Watts; married Eunice Cook 1922]

Funeral services for Roscoe L. “Mose” Watts, 60, a former resident of Sparta, who died Thursday, June 30, in a Poplar Bluff hospital, were held there Saturday. He was a resident of Poplar Bluff the past several years. Survivors include his wife, Eunice; a son, Robert; a daughter, Mrs. Philip Long, Newport, Ark.; his mother, Mrs. A. M. Watts of  Springfield; three brothers, Lester of Ash Grove, Rex of Sparta and Charles of Kansas City; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Chesser of Springfield, Mrs. Bertie Morris of Olney, Ill., Mrs. Bessie Hutchison of Neosho and Mrs. Eula Lasley of Oakland, Calif. and seven grandchildren.

 

Watts, William Clark 7 Mar 1864 - 20 Nov 1938 CCR 24 Nov 1938 p1

[Note: Son of John & Jane (Eddings) Watts; married 31 Dec 1885 Sarah Ann (?) Freeman; no death certificate for husband or wife]

William Clark Watts was born in Webster county near Rogersville on March 7, 1864, the son of John and Jane Eddings Watts. He passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 1938, at 11 p.m. at the home of this son, Claude Watts, one mile west of Rogersville. He was 74 years, eight months and 13 days of age at the time of his death. He was united in marriage on Dec. 31, 1885, to Mrs. Sarah Ann Freeman, to which union were born four children. One son having died in infancy, and one son, E.D. Watts, who passed way on May 8, 1937. Immediate survivors, beside the wife, include one son, Claude Watts of Rogersville, and one daughter, Mrs. Meda Alford of Rogersville. He is also survived by six grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was formerly a very prominent farmer of the Rogersville community and was well known throughout this section, having been a lifelong resident of this vicinity. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1938, at 2 p.m. at the home of his son, Claude Watts, near Rogersville with the Rev. A.S. Hanks of Selmore officiating. Interment in the Palmetto cemetery under direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Watts, William Robert 20 Mar 1881 - 29 Jul 1951 CCR 2 Aug 1951

[Note: Son of James Riley & Amanda (Stubbs) Watts; mortuary records gives burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery]

William Robert Watts, 70, of Bruner, died Sunday, July 29 at his home. He was born in Christian County March 20, 1881. Survivors include his father, Jim Watts, of the home; one brother, LeRoy, of Sparta; one sister, Mrs. Cora Prine of Ava; 14 nieces and nephews. His mother, two sisters, and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the Bruner Church with the Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark was made in Bethel Cemetery.

 

Waymack, Edward John died 2 Aug 2008 SN-L 3 Aug 2008

[Note: married 1942 Betty Jean Rooney 26 Jan 1924 - 2 May 1999; married 1999 Della (Adams) Stine]

Edward John Waymack of Ozark, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on August 2, 2008. Ed was a brilliant man with a creative and generous nature. In 1942 Edward married Betty Jean Rooney of Springfield, Ill., and to this union were born two daughters, Sandra Hanna and Beckie Waymack, both of Springfield, Mo. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage. In 1999 Edward married Della Stine of Ozark, Mo., and she survives of the home. Ed had many lifetime accomplishments; an inventor whose products are sold across the nation, he designed and perfected arthroscopic surgical tools that are still in use today in hospitals across the country. He was an accomplished and talented artist. His beautiful oil paintings are a reflection of nature hanging in homes of those he loved. He enjoyed fishing, hunting outdoors but Sundays found him in church. He is survived by wife Della, daughters Sandra Hanna and husband Wayne, and Beckie Waymack; granddaughters Shelly Sharp and husband Scott, and Wendy Millsap and husband Mark; step-daughter Cindy Vaughn and husband Gary; step-son Stephen Stine and wife Sheryl; great-grandchildren Andrew and Aaron Ruesch, Rachel Millsap, Andrea Estay and husband Brannon, Kaylor Stine and wife Crystal, Scott Stine and Kate Stine; and four great-great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held at Greenlawn East on Monday, August 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Greenlawn East on Tuesday, August 5, at 10 a.m. Internment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Wayman, Roy Eugene 1956 - 1 Nov 2006  SN-L 3 Nov 2006
Roy Eugene Wayman, 50, Billings, died Wednesday morning, November 1, 2006, in his home, with loving family at his side. A memorial mass will be held at 12 noon Friday, November 3, 2006, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Billings. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Waynick, William Richard “Bill”,  Jr. 18 Jan 1947 - 28 Dec 2006 SN-L 31 Dec 2006

[Note: Son of William Richard & Mary Ellen (Perry) Waynick; married 16 Dec 1966 Dianna Kay Ehmke]

William "Bill" Richard Waynick, Jr., 59, Springfield, born Jan. 18, 1947, at Carthage, Mo., passed away December 28, 2006. He was a 1965 graduate of Nebraska City High School, Neb., and a 1972 graduate of Milford Tech. College in Milford, Neb. He served in the Navy Seabees from 1966 to 1970 and was a Viet-Nam war veteran. He was employed by the Paul Mueller Co. for the past 28 years; he was the Product Development Manager. Bill and Dianna Kay (Ehmke) Waynick were united in marriage on December 16, 1966, in St. John's Lutheran Church, Otoe, Neb., and were privileged to share 40 wonderful years together. Bill was of the Baptist faith and the American Legion Post #69, Springfield. He enjoyed designing and building furniture and he was an avid Nebraska Husker football fan! Bill especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and was very proud of their accomplishments. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lew and Bertha Perry, and Roy and Sally Waynick; parents, William Richard Waynick and Mary Ellen (Perry) (Waynick) Scheetz; and parents-in-law, Leonard and Ruby Ehmke. Bill is survived by his stepparent, Herald Scheetz, of Lincoln, Neb.; children, Mark Allen and Jaye Lyn (Leek) Waynick, of Ozark, Mo., David Richard and Cathleen Marie (Landewe) Waynick, of St. Louis, Mo.; blessed with three grandchildren, Payton Lyn, of Ozark, Mo., Brandon James and Nolan Richard, of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Sherry Jane Waynick, of Lincoln, Neb.; three nieces and three nephews; several dear cousins; two brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, one stepbrother, two aunts and many dear friends and co-workers. Bill was coach of both of his son's little league baseball teams. He enjoyed helping kids who needed a chance to play sports. He liked to fish until his wife caught a bass bigger than his. Bill was dedicated to his work and enjoyed the many challenges that it provided. During his career, he developed a couple of patents while working at Paul Mueller Co. A special thank you, from the family, to Bill's second family, past and present co-workers at Paul Mueller Co. Memorial services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, near Lake Springfield, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Dianna Waynick for the purpose of Bill's grandchildren.

 

Wayt, Lloyd G. 13 Nov 1939 - 5 Jan 2012 SN-L 8 Jan 2012

            Lloyd G. Wayt, 72, of Springfield, MO, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2012. He was born November 13, 1939. He is survived by his wife Barbara; son's Larry Wayt of Nixa, Mo. and Steve Wayt of Fair Grove, Mo; daughter Sandra King of Kansas City, Mo; step-son's Glenn Crouch and Dan Crouch both of Monett, Mo; Sister Mary Gilbert of Arizona; 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Visitation will be Monday, January 9, 2012 from 1-2 pm with funeral services to follow at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, Mo. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner-rivermonte.com

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