Mary Osborne Watson, age 94 of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at Somerfield Health Center in Brentwood on May 31, 2014.
Mary was born in Columbia, Tennessee on October 21, 1919 to Lucia Frierson and Frank Stone Osborne. She attended Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi and after transfer, graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Mary lived most of her life in Clarksville, Tennessee, where she was an active member of Madison Street United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She was a 50-plus year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary also thoroughly enjoyed both her bridge club and her book club for numerous years, where she made many lasting friendships. Most of all, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Mary is survived by her three daughters, Lucy Watson Johnson (Buz) of Knoxville, Martha Watson Barrett (Carter) of Poquoson, Virginia and Libba Watson Crook (Jerry) of Nashville; ten grandchildren, John Johnson, Bill Johnson (Katie), Grey Ligon (Ashlee), Elizabeth Ligon Parisher (Jimmy), Paul Crook (Susan), Matt Crook, Darden Barrett, Anne Ligon, Ben Crook and Mellie Ligon; and one great-grandchild, Vaughan Parisher.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Frank and Albert Osborne; her first husband, Jesse Lee Carpenter; second husband, John Morrow Watson; and son-in-law, Herbert Vaughan Ligon.
McReynolds, Nave & Larson Funeral Home, 1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville.
Pallbearers will be Mary's seven grandsons and three sons-in-law.
Memorial gifts may be made to Madison Street United Methodist Church, 319 Madison Street, Clarksville, Tennessee 37041.
Published in The Leaf Chronicle from June 5 to June 7, 2014
McReynolds-Nave-Larson Funeral Home
1209 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040