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Pearl Chelf Watson, 91, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2016)

She retired from Fruit of the Loom after 23 years of service and loved to crochet butterflies and raise violets in her spare time. She was a member of a highly regarded family. She was the daughter of the late Charles Dewey and Montrey Sherrill Chelf, and the widow of Z.T. Watson. She leaves 16 direct living descendants.
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Pearl Watson, age 91, of Campbellsville died Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10amCT/11amET Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Fella Wilson with burial to follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old U.S. 68, Campbellsville, KY. The family requests visitation 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Monday, June 6, 2016 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Pallbearers for Ms. Watson are Mike Watson, Ben Watson, Troy Watson, Bryan Watson, Michael Payne Watson and John David Pike.

Pearl Chelf Watson, 91, Taylor Co., KY (1925-2016)

Ms. Watson was born Pearl Chelf to the late Charles Dewey and Montrey Sherrill Chelf on Wednesday, March 23, 1925. She died Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Campbellsville, KY, at the age of 91 years, two months, and 12 days.

She retired from Fruit of the Loom after 23 years of service and loved to crochet butterflies and raise violets in her spare time.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Z.T. Watson and her sisters, Lelia Corrigan and Cleo Candelara.

Ms. Watson is survived by:
  • Two sons: David Watson and his wife Nancy, and Roger T. Watson and his wife Leoda, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • One sister: Shirley Akers and her husband (Chuck) of Crawfordsville, IN

  • One brother: Charles Howard Chelf and his wife Edna of Fern Creek, KY

  • And a sister-in-law: Opal Watson of Columbia, KY

  • Six grandchildren

  • Eight great grandchildren
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The family has requested expressions of sympathy be to Woodlawn Christian Church Building Fund and may be made at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

The Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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