Tabor City, NC
Maurice Watts, 95, widow of Ted Watts, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Shoreland Health Care and Retirement Center in Whiteville. Born November 4, 1926 in Faison, NC, she was a daughter of Jesse Marvin and Janie Bell (Gore) Bass.
In her younger years, she worked as a telephone operator, but was known by most by her work at Dameron Drug Store.
She is survived by three sons, Terry (Shirley) Watts, Ricky (Sheneil) Watts, Tony (Devan Branch) Watts; a daughter, Zettie Mae Watts; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ted, and a son, Ted “Chipper” Watts, Jr.
A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 2, 2022, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 PM prior to the service, and at other times at her home.
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