Betty Gertrude Smith Watson, age 84 formerly of Allisonia passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in the Pulaski Health Care Center.
Born January 31, 1926 in Allisonia, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late William Smith and Laura Frances Warden Smith. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James W. Watson and a number of sisters and brothers. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, & grand nieces and grand nephews, Special friends Rochelle & Curtis Smythers and Ed & Robin Sykes-all of Allisonia.
She was a member of the Farris Mines Christian Church where she served as a past chaplain of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was the first to receive an award from the Pulaski County Agency on Aging and she was recognized as being one of the first “Home Town” Hero’s in our community.
Funeral services will be Friday 11:00 A.M. in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Dennis Trail and Rev. Frankie Graham officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.
Per Mrs. Watson’s request, instead of sending flowers, please help or give to the residents of Fairview Home and residents of local nursing homes as she had done for many years.
To send online messages of condolence to the family, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com
A luncheon will be served immediately following the services at the Hiwassee Fire Department in memory of Betty Watson. Her family, friends and everyone in the community is cordially invited to join us in remembering this special lady.
Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.