Joe Ollie Watson

May 25, 1937 - April 9, 2012

Funeral services for Joe Ollie Watson, age 74 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday at 11 AM at Prospect Baptist Church with Dr. Ronnie Gay officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Watson passed away Monday in St. Thomas Hospital.

A native of Davidson County, Mr. Watson was the son of the late Everette and Roma Pomeroy Watson. He was a former member of the Tennessee National Guard and retired from Amana Refrigeration as a Lab Tech Supervisor after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church where he had also served as Deacon.

Survivors include his wife Annie Ruth Ghee Watson of Fayetteville, daughters Kathy Smith and husband Tim of Fayetteville, Carolyn Watson McFerrin of Atlanta, GA, son Thomas Watson and fiance Glenda of Petersburg, TN, brother Raymond Watson of Nashville, TN, six grandchildren Eric Smith, Matthew Smith, Devin Feltman, Ashley May, Grant McFerrin, Olivia McFerrin, two great-grandchildren Hayden Feltman and Payton May.

Mr. Watson was preceeded in death by brothers Buford, Ronnie and Burtis Watson, sister Dorothy Watson,and great-grandchild Paxton May.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

Schedule of Services

Remembering Service Location Visitation Service
Joe Ollie Watson Prospect Baptist Church
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Date: April 11, 2012
Time: 5-8 PM
Date: April 12, 2012
Time: 11 AM

Cemetery Details

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  1. Sandy Lancaster

    Mrs. Ann, Kathy, Carolyn and Thomas,
    I was saddened to hear of Mr. Joe’s passing. He was always kind to me and my family. He will be missed by all that knew him. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you during your time of grief.
    Sandy and Jerry Lancaster

  2. Harold & Kathy Means

    Mr. Joe was a very sweet and upstanding christian man.He will be missed dearly, but he is now with the Lord and suffers no more.May Mrs. Ann and family find comfort in that. We found a wonderful friend in Mr.Joe and we loved him dearly as we do Mrs Ann.God be with yall at this diffcult time.In Christian Love……Harold &Kathy Means

  3. Trina Watson Burnett

    I will always love my Uncle Joe Ollie. He was a great man, and knew how to make a little girl feel special. I am sure he, my dad, Buford, Ronnie and Dot are all hugging about now.

    Love the entire family!

  4. Janice Moore Gregory

    Mrs. Ann and family: Sorry for the loss of Mr. Joe. He was such a nice and pleasant man. He is in a better place and not suffering. God bless you, Janice and Brent Gregory

  5. Norma June Blanton Miller

    Ann, I was so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. It’s so hard to give up your mate. You have taken wonderful care of him all these years. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to make either visitation or funeral. I’ve been battling a toothache and afraid to make the drive by myself since I’m on medication. All of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. It seems like the Ghee side of the family just keeps get smaller. The glorious side though is that we will all be together again one day. Love, Norma June

  6. Frankye Tipps Sons

    I am sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was such a sweet man. My Prayers go out to Ann, Kathy, Carolyn and Thomas.

  7. Faye Brenner

    Aunt Ann I can’t imagine how sad it is to loose your husband; but I do know you and the kids gave him a very happy and loving life. We will all miss Uncle Joe. You are all in my thoughts and wish I could be there with you. Love always, Fay

  8. Donna Barber

    Ann and family, I was so sorry to hear of Joe’s death. I will be thinking of you and praying for your family.

  9. Julie Mathis Caldwell

    Dear Friends,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Joe. I did not know it until seeing an email from Higgins. I have been sick and have not been online, so I missed it. There is all of the good memories and remembering my father talking of their fun times while working at Amana together. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Ann, know my mother has been through her first year without my dad and would love to be of help or support.

    Love and Hugs,

  10. Angela Croom Ewing

    The mother and father of Carolyn Watson raised a wonderful daughter who is so kind to all that she meets. Carolyn shows respect and concern. I find that Christ-like. Thank you for your kindness and friendship while in school. You have our deepest condolences for the loss of your parent.

  11. Susan Bousquet

    Mrs. Watson, Tom, and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cherish the memories, It helps so much. God Bless

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