Rubena Watson, 82, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Saturday, March 23.
She was born Oct. 28, 1930 in McMinnville to the late Lilburn H. and Margie (Melton) Turner. Rubena was co-owner and operator of Watson’s Antiques and was a founding member of Lake Hamilton Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Her life was filled with experiences not common today. She was dedicated to a marriage lasting beyond 50 years, enjoyed working with her husband in a family owned antique business, dedicated life and love to three children, and departed from this life knowing the unconditional love of five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Aaron L. Watson; and son, 1st Lt. Gregory L. Watson. She is survived by her daughters LeAnn Ford (Dennis) and Candy Jones, both of Hot Springs, Ark.; sisters Jo Carter (James) of McMinnville, Patricia Miller (Gary) of Fenton, Mich., Lenora Edwards (Elmer) of Royal Oak, Mich., and Maria Mott of McMinnville; grandchildren Stefanie Ford, Chad Ford, Sara Schaffner, Dawson Jones and Sophia Jones; and great-grandchildren Aaron and Haley Ford.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Duawn Mearns officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund at Lake Hamilton Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 27, 2013