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Willard Watts

(ROANOKE) The funeral for Willard Watts, 96, of Roanoke will be Monday, May 30, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bruce Davidson officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Clay County.

Mr. Watts passed away Saturday, May 28, at his home in Roanoke.

A Calhoun County native, Mr. Watts was born Oct. 26, 1925, the son of Jessie and Maudie White Watts. He had worked as a pulp wooder and enjoyed trading at flea markets.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen Lane Watts; four daughters, O’Day Britt (Carl), Leticia Denham (Mike), Charleen Thomas and Gail Smith (Doug); daughter-in-law, Doris Staples; 14 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. Mr. Watts was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, James Watts and John Wesley “J.W.” Watts; daughter, Margaret Watts; granddaughter, Lynn Hill; brother, Frank Watts; and sister, Ruth Watts.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Watts, Mike Denham, Doug Smith and Rocky Smith. William Wilkerson will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.

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