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Thethile "Deet" Davis

Thethile 'Deet' Davis

MORGANTON - Thethile "Deet" Davis, age 90, of Morganton, formerly of China Grove, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 24, 2011, with family at her side at Grace Hospital.

She was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Alex-ander County, a daughter of the late Allie and Ella Murphy Crouch. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph Edgar Watts for 50 years, the late Flake Hall Thompson and the late Wade Cleo Davis. She was preceded in death by brothers Meredith (Carline), Benjamin (Ollie), Leonard and Coolidge (Sarah) Crouch; and sister Mano "Cricket" Bradshaw (Carl).

Survivors include children Peggy Barlow (Richard) of Morganton, James "Jim" Watts (Olivia) of Huntersville, Carl Watts of Charlotte, Darrell Watts (companion, Sherry) of Landis and Thomas "Rick" Watts of Morganton; dearly loved grandchildren Brian Barlow (Julie), Leisha Kayga, Patrick Barlow (Ashley) and Elijah Watts; great-grandchildren Hillary and Rick Barlow and Bailey Hewat; one great-great-grandchild; sister Willie Pauline Stikeleather; sisters-in-law Gladys Cleveland, Alma Daughtery and Ruby Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She worked for many years in the family business, Watts BBQ.

Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with services at 12 p.m., also at the church, with Rev. Curtis Parker officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083; or Corriher Heights Baptist Church, 1980 Hwy. 153, China Grove, NC 28023.

Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, Landis, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Salisbury Post on July 26, 2011
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