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Obituary: Cleo Watson, Adair Co., KY (1918-2011)

She was the matriarch of a large, highly regarded Adair Co., KY family and the widow of Roy Watson. She leaves 35 direct living descendants. She was a homemaker and a member of the Columbia Church of Christ

Cleo Watson age 92 years of New Salisbury, IN formerly of the T.P. Cundiff RD, Columbia, KY, passed away Friday January 28, 2011 the home of her daughter in New Salisbury, IN.

The funeral service will be Monday, January 31, 2011 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Stephen Martin the officiating clergy. Interment in the Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. The family request visitation after 2:30pmCT, on Sunday, January 31, 2011, at the funeral home.

Cleo Davidson Watson, Clay Co., TN (1918-2011)

She was born May 20, 1918 in Clay Co., TN. She was of the daughter of the late Andy Millard and Emily Jane Murphy Davidson of Clay Co. TN. She died Friday, January 28, 2011, in New Salisbury, Harrison Co., IN, at the age of 89 years, 8 months, and 8 days.

She was the widow of Roy Watson who preceded her in death on January 11, 1989.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two sons survive: Fred Watson and wife Bea of Muncie, IN; andJames Watson and wife Judy of Columbia, KY
  • Two daughters survive: Rachel Bartle and husband Ray of New Salisbury, IN; and Edna Webb and husband David of Sellersburg, IN
  • Nine grandchildren: Donna Kay Marcossan, Teresa Lundeen, Rita Jo Johnson, Pam Yarberry, Sheila Blair, Steve Watson, Terry Ray Bartle, Tommy Paul Bartle, and Jessica Lynn Brust

  • Fourteen great grandchildren

  • Eight great great grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Mrs. Watson was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ and a homemaker

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
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Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
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