Martha Watson

Obituary of Martha Lorene Watson

Martha Lorene Watson, 80 of the Stoney Fork community in Deep Gap, NC, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, September 7, 2021. She was born March 13, 1941 to the late Ray and Hettie Hamby of Deep Gap. She was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church in Stoney Fork, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Grady Lee Watson, one son, Neilson Watson and one sister Carolyn Trivette. She is survived by one sister, Janis Green and husband Mac of Deep Gap; one daughter, Lori Sanders and husband Mark of Sparta, NC; two sons, Reverend R. D. Watson and wife Betsy of Deep Gap and Roger Watson and wife Sharon of Deep Gap, NC; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Josephine and husband Jerry Shumake of Ferguson, NC; several nephews and nieces also survive. The family would like to thank her grandson and caregiver, Joseph Watson, special friends, Cole Miller and Hope Milom, Amorem Hospice Nurses Alberta, Courtney and Chaplain Billy Norris. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to Amorem, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. The family will receive friends at the home of Jonathan Watson at 227 Ray Hamby Lane, Deep Gap, NC. A graveside service will be conducted at Mt. Paran Baptist Church at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 19, 2021. Officiating will be Reverend Rick Cornejo, Reverend R. D. Watston and Reverend Roy Smith. Online condolences may be shared at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Watson family.
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