Evon Gaddy Watson
July 30, 1921 ~ January 9, 2003
Resided in: Skyland, NC
Evon Laura Gaddy Watson, 81, of Skyland, died Thursday, January 9, 2003, at a local hospital. A native and life-long resident of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Mary Bell Ray Gaddy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Felix Watson, who died in 1985; a sister, JoAnne McKinney and a brother, Willie Gaddy. She was retired from American Enka, attended Trinity Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and quilting. Mrs. Watson is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Burns of Skyland; three sisters, Mamie Holcombe and Stella Webb, both of Alexander and Leona Allen of Barnardsville; two brothers, Gene Gaddy of Barnardsville and Roy Gaddy of Michigan; two grandchildren, Nancy Anne Jones of California and Robbie Burns and his wife Kim of Murphy and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Ralph Sexton, Jr., Steve Rhinehart and Allen McKinney officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 pm Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3 Louisiana Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806.