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Peggy “Big Momma” Smith Watson

Posted By Hall-Wynne On March 9, 2017 @ 10:57 am In Obituaries,Oxford | 5 Comments

Peggy Smith Watson, age 80 died Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was a native of Granville Co. and was the daughter of the late Alton Judd Smith and Inez Clark Smith.
Peggy, or “Big Momma” as she was called by those closest to her, was a true example of selflessness and love. For 33 years, she taught and cared for hundreds of special needs children in Alpine Cottage at the Murdoch Center in Butner. She coached the girls softball team and was active with the WMU at Hester Baptist Church, loved humming birds, gold finches, fishing, playing cards, watching her sons and grandsons play baseball and gave driving lessons to her granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held Friday March 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Hester Baptist Church by Rev. Dr. Jeff Hensley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are her three sons, Gary Taylor Watson (Gaylene) of Chesapeake, Va., Mark Curtis Watson (Bonnie) and Glenn Carl Watson (Holly Ditch) both of Oxford; grandchildren, Megan Watson Gravina (Scott), Kelsey Lauren Watson, Andrew David Watson, and Glenn Chase Watson (Brandy); and her beloved dog, Missy. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Austin Taylor Watson; and brothers, James W. Smith and Thomas J. Smith.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made in Peggy’s name to Hester Baptist Church, 6581 NC Hwy 96, Oxford, NC 27565.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:30 until 3:00 PM prior to the services at Hester Baptist Church.
The family is under the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home.

Condolences for the family of “Peggy “Big Momma” Smith Watson”

Condolence from Manie Parham Currin and Stephen on March 9th, 2017 11:33 am

Miss Peggy was a lovely, smiling, friendly lady who will be sorely missed at Hester Baptist Church where she attended regularly until she was taken ill. She was such an active, happy person, and we all loved her for her attitude and her willingness to help with the church and community activities. We pray that God will reach down and embrace the entire family as they mourn their way through the valley of death for their loved one. May you find peace and contentment from the memories of her loving care of her family and the positive things she accomplished in the Hester Community!

Condolence from Hugh Robert and Patty Daniel on March 9th, 2017 9:56 pm

Carl, we were sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. When we lose our mom, we have lost one of
the most important people in our lives. I can see from the video that you all were a very happy family
and that is something very special to have along with a lot of good memories. May God bless you all
at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Mary peed on March 10th, 2017 10:04 am

I am a first cousin of Peggy. Our families were together very often growing up. We had some real good times together. She was such a fun person to be around. I am so sorry for your loss but I,m sure your memories of Peggy will last forever. I hope to get to the funeral today ,however my daughter is having surgery today and I’ll have to see how she is after the surgery. I have you in my thoughts and prayers . Mary peed,,Durham,NC

Condolence from Mary Ann Godwin on March 10th, 2017 6:53 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m just hearing this today. I wasn’t aware her health had declined. She was a fun, sweet lady. I know her boys will miss her dearly.

Condolence from Donna Watkins Currin on March 10th, 2017 7:01 pm

Bonnie, so sorry for your family’s loss. Wonderful memorial video.

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