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Mary Ellen (Lyda) Watts

1936 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Mary Ellen (Lyda) Watts Obituary
Mary Ellen Lyda Watts, age 81 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Hendersonville. She was born October 21st, 1936 in Henderson County; a daughter of the late Claude and Victoria Ruff Lyda.
A lifelong resident of Henderson County; before retiring she was a 38 year employee of the C.P. Clare/C.I.I. Company in Fairview. She loved watching birds, especially her parakeets and cooking for her family.
She is survived by her three children, Wilma Gosnell, Dennis "Pete" Watts and Alice Ruff; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved very much. She also leaves behind seven sisters and one brother, Emma Wagner, Geneva Everett, Abraham Lyda, Josephine Gilbert, Jeanette Lyda, Katherine Lyda, Claudia Lyda, Sharon Marlowe; and by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 12th, 2018 at Barnwell Baptist Church Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Bill Brackett.
The family will receive friends at the Barnwell Baptist Church Fellowship Hall following the service.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Feb. 11, 2018
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