Ferne Louise Watson

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ferne Louise Watson, 85, of Eagle Rock, passed away at her home on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was born on Nov. 20, 1931, daughter of Oliver Perry and Bessie Fern (Ellers) Reynolds, in Macon County. She was a 1950 graduate of Clarence High School in Clarence.

She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. She was united in marriage to Allen Christman Watson in San Antonio, Texas; he preceded her in death. She and her husband owned and operated Watson Plumbing in Clarence. She attended the All Faith United Methodist Church in Eagle Rock.

Survivors include: one son, James Allen Watson, of Clarence; one daughter, Betty Sue Watson, of Arnold; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Herschel Ray Reynolds and Perry Allen Reynolds.

Ferne was preceded in death by one infant son, Robert Watson; one daughter, Joan Delea Andrews; four brothers, Oliver Pete Reynolds, Junior Lee Reynolds, Bobbie Dean Reynolds, Johnny Herman Reynolds; and six sisters, Juanita Mell Carothers, Mildred Hanlin, Ollie Hirrlinger, Dorothy Morgan, Bessie Maxine Doctor and Ethel Geraldine Naylor.

A Celebration of Life was held Friday, at the White Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor Larry Olson officiating. A service will be held at a later date at the United Methodist Church in Clarence with interment to follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Clarence.

Cremation and local arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.