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Evelyn Marie Watts, 73
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Evelyn Marie Watts, 73, of McMinnville died Thursday, Dec. 20 at River Park Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born in McMinnville March 29, 1939, a daughter of the late Eunice (Dennis) and Truman Bess. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a self-employed financial advisor.
She is survived by her husband, Larry W. Watts of McMinnville; daughter, Tiffany Watts of McMinnville; four sons, Garry Davis of the Philippines, Ricky Davis of McMinnville, Timothy Davis Weeki Wachee of Florida, Toby  Watts of McMinnville; special brother, Jack Holland of McMinnville; fellow musicians and friends, aunts, Bernice Fresso of McMinnville, and Dorothy Cholpek of Georgia; father and mother in-law, James and Doris Watts of McMinnville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins and many friends; six grandchildren, Christinia Marie Davis, Jeremiah Davis, Dalton Davis, Rebecca Marie Davis, Samantha Davis, and Lake Sadlon, and two great-grandchildren, Jalynn Marie Davis and Summer Davis.
She was preceded in death by first husband, C.H. Davis; parents, Truman and Eunice (Dennis) Bess; one daughter, Tinia Marie Davis; one grandson, Brandon Davis; two sisters, Cynthia Womack and Louise Stiles; and grandparents, Sam and Crete Dennis, and John and Ella Bess.
Funeral service will be held at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. today. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Smartt. To sign the online guest book, visit
Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 23, 2012